Super Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Our final recipe comes from Amaya. Today she is sharing her super quick peanut butter cookie recipe. Amaya is 13 years old, she is an avid baker, photographer, videographer, executive producer (sister’s YouTube videos) and lover of books. She was a little hesitant to share her recipe, because she came up with it ‘by just throwing ingredients together’. We think these cookies are great, they tend to disappear pretty quickly. I encourage you to give your kids opportunities to try to come up with their own recipes, or variations of others. You never know what amazing dishes, pastries, or deserts they’ll end up with. Let their creativity run free! We hope you give this recipe a try, prep time takes roughly 15 minutes plus 10-15 minutes to bake. If you try it, please come back and tell us what you think. Ingredients 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of oil 1 egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1/3 cup peanut of butter 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 1/2 cups of flour Directions Preheat oven to 350° degrees F Grease your cookie sheet. In a large bowl, mix sugar and oil together, then add in one egg and vanilla extract. MixREAD MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Today’s banana bread recipe once again comes from our guest baker Rose. All this baking is not out of the ordinary for her, she’s been baking at least twice a week for a couple of years. This is the very first recipe each of my girls followed as they started off their baking careers. The great thing about it is that it’s so simple there’s no real way of messing up so it’ a great starter recipe. We’ve actually burned this bread a few times, and it still tasted pretty great. Another thing I like about it is that the we always seem to have the ingredients on hand, and there’s hardly a need to go out and buy anything else. Ingredients 2 ripe bananas (mashed) 1/3 cup of melted butter 1 cup of sugar 1 egg (beaten) 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of baking soda A pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups of flour 1/2 cup of milk Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl combine baking soda, salt and flour. In a separate bowl mix butter and sugar. Once it’s well combined, add milk, mashed bananas and the egg. Mix until it’sREAD MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Today, we’re sharing our absolute favorite cookie recipe.  A couple of Christmases, we visited our Wisconsin family, and were sent home with a variety of home made goodies. I’m talking tubs and tubs of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, etc. In the midst of this sweet assortment, were the most delicious chocolate cookies. As we devoured the tubs of goodies, on the long drive back to California, Rosie (baker-girl), requested the following recipe from her aunt Michelle.  I think it may be fair to say we’ve eaten close to our body weight of these cookies. Besides the fact that they are delicious, this recipe is also very kid friendly. The only thing I’m in charge of is taking them out of the oven. And eating them of course. Ingredients To make your own batch of Aunt Michelle’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies you’ll need: 2 cups of granulated sugar 3/4 cup of vegetable oil 1 cup of cocoa powder 4 eggs (beaten) 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 2 1/3 cups of flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt small bowl of powdered sugar Directions Combine granulated sugar and oil in a large bowl, add the cocoa powder and mix well. Add inREAD MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

We are calling these deliciously messy treats ‘dark chocolate churro bombs’ because of the explosion of chocolate in every bite. Today’s recipe is not a baked, it’s actually fried. Though the prep time was short, it was also very messy! Then again, it’s something we should expect with kids in the kitchen or anywhere else for that matter. READ MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Today’s gooey chocolate brownie bite recipe is brought to you by Rose. Rose is 10 years old and has been baking with her older sisters since she was 5. Believe it or not, this kid has been baking at least once a week for the last 3 years! Every one of her recipes is made from scratch, and a great deal of her inspiration comes from YouTube. She’s learned a lot by watching Nerdy Nummies,  How To Cake It, My Cupcake Addiction and How To Cook That. If you’d like more recipes, craft tutorials and a whole lot of silliness check out her YouTube Channel, and don’t forget to subscribe. She actually filmed a video to go with this post, you can see it at the end of this post. The following recipe is a family favorite because it’s quick, there is minimal clean-up and its delicious. It’s one of my personal favorites, because there’s a coffee kick in every bite Ingredients 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of sugar 1/2 cup of flour 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons of instant coffee 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1/3 cup of whole milk 1 teaspoon ofREAD MORE

5 Days of Baking With Kids

One of my fondest childhood memories was celebrating my birthday. Not because of the presents or friends that came to visit, but because of the smorgasbord of goodies my mother would bake. She has always been a great cook, however baking is her strength. I’m sorry to admit that I did not inherit the incredible baking abilities from her, however I’m glad my girls have. This week we will share 5 of our favorite recipe’s on our 5 Days of Baking With Kids Series as part of iHomeschoolNetwork’s 5 Day Hopscotch.READ MORE