We obviously do not support child labour so unfortunately you will not get the pleasure of eating cookies from these two for another fifteen years or so, but on our visit down to Seattle to hang out with our twin (yes, seriously, twins) nephews we figured it was about time they had more than a taste of the family business.
The boys are big fans of Grandma Nam's Classic Chocolate Chip cookies, so we whipped up a variation together...
Excited to get started! These two were pretty sure that the chocolate chips should be added first, and tested for quality every minute or so.
Helping Uncle Andrew unwrap the butter.
In goes the sugar!
Carefully measuring out the brown sugar.
The almost finished product.... not looking too bad, and not too much of a mess on the table or the babies :)
Eagerly awaiting our treats!
Cooking with wee ones is fun ...especially if you get to do it in someone else's kitchen! These two are actually experienced chefs and have been cooking and baking with their momma for quite a while now. They are only just past two, but through these experiential learning experiences have expanded their vocabulary and learned how to behave in these situations. Cooking with children gives you an opportunity to teach and reinforce ideas about safety, being careful, sharing, creating, etc., all while having fun and making something (hopefully!) delcious.
For more ideas about what to do with your little ones, or what to do in Seattle, check out my sister's Examiner articles... all about enjoying life with twins in the Emerald City. The articles are based out of Seattle and directed at parents of multiples, but have a universal appeal for mommas and poppas with broods of all sizes. http://www.examiner.com/parenting-multiples-in-seattle/terumi-pong