Cooking is a fun and easy way to spend quality time with your children. Cooking with your children also has great educational and social benefits. Cooking builds basic skills such as math and reading but also socially builds confidence and self-esteem because of the immediate rewards of the finished product. Take a look at some of our recipes and have fun in the kitchen! Click here to read more on the benefits of cooking from the perspective of a Kindergarten Teacher.
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Mouthwatering Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 ½ cups of whole grain all purpose flour
3 cups of Organic Oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
1 cup/2 sticks of organic butter, softened
1 cup packed organic brown sugar
½ cup organic sugar (you may also use turbinado, a little less)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 organic eggs
1-1/2 cups organic chocolate chips
1 cup raisins (optional instead of chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter and both sugars until creamy.
Add in eggs and vanilla and beat very well.
Combine in dry ingredients: flour, soda, cinnamon, salt.
Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
Use large spoon and drop rounded spoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on cooling rack.