It’s pouring rain and we need every drop so no one is complaining around here. Both my tots have the day off today so it’s family baking time! I like baking with as little refined sugar as possible and using the seasonal ingredients we find in our travels. I especially like baking when it’s cold and wintery outside and the kitchen is toasty and full of activity.
Baking with tots takes tons of patience and quick reflexes. There are many dangers lurking in the kitchen and tots can find every one in one rapid swoop. With this recipe take precaution to keep tots away from the oven and pans as they come out of the oven. I keep my tots on low stools during measuring and mixing and even the floor if that’s easier. For the cookie ball process I line up the assembly line on the floor and let them have at it.
I had some applesauce in the pantry we made last year after one of our Apple Hill trips, so we made some applesauce cookies. This recipe is easy enough that tots can measure the dry ingredients and do some mixing. The best part is once the dough is finished they can roll the dough into a two step finishing step of oats and sugar.
This recipe made 2 full batches of 12 cookies and a third batch of 4 cookies. Total recipe makes 28 cookies.
1. Measuring dry ingredients and pouring into bowl.
2. Rolling dough into oats and sugar.
3. Lining finished cookie balls onto the baking pan.
4. Flattening cookies with measuring cup.
5. Eating finished cookies!