Kids Making Sugar Cookies

Detailed procedure in a page protector.
No picture directions, thus requiring Kylee (who is 3 after all) to have an "assistant"
Dough is kept in the refrigerator in a plastic baggie.  Golf ball size is perfect for 2 small cookies!
Scraps go in a jar in the fridge and at the end of the day I combine them into a new ball.

Caleb likes the sugar part!
They can each make 2 cookies per day- 1 for themselves and 1 to share.
Cleaning up is a part of the job.  No cookie eating until all of the dishes are done and table wiped down.
This has obviously been a favorite work all week.  The really neat part is that next weekend or the weekend after we will make dozens of sugar cookies for serving over the holidays and my helpers will be experts by then!  This is not a practical life work that I took on lightly, but we had done lots of lead in work that helped me know they were ready to tackle the job.  Using the oven, rolling dough, and washing dishes are all lessons that needed to happen first, over a period of time, before I could feel comfortable giving the boys this level of freedom in the kitchen.

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
1 Cup of Butter Softened
 2 Cups of Sugar
3 Eggs
2 teaspoons of Vanilla
4 Cups of Baking Mix (we used Pamela's Baking Mix)
(or 4 Cups of Flour + 2 tsp. Baking Powder)

Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Bonus photos
They all had a helper that was never to far away, especially when it came time for the "sharing".

Montessori Monday


Wally said...

Great recipe, so easy!! We will try it!

Angie said...

Had to let you know I am devouring not sugar cookies (though these look great!) but the Montessori books you recommended to me via email. At the moment especially Montessori Play and Learn- I've added it to my Christmas list. Or something to spend that birthday money on. ;-) Thanks.