I think it is really important to teach my kids how to cook. Sadly, as they have gotten older, there isn't much time to teach them during the school year. The summer is the best cooking time of our year.
Mr J and I had fun in the kitchen this week making this cookie pizza. It is basically a huge sugar cookie topped with melted chocolate. Yum!
The recipe came from our favorite cookbook for kids--Betty Crocker Kids Cook! Over the years we have bought, checked out, and received as gifts many kids cookbooks. But this one is hands down our favorite. We cook from it all the time. It is also cool that all the illustrations were done by a friend of ours, and he signed it, so that makes it extra fun. But besides the fun illustrations, it has really good, simple, kid friendly recipes--meaning ones kids can make and adults would eat and enjoy too :) So see if your library has a copy of this, or if you need a gift for a kitchen friendly kid or a kid you want to be kitchen friendly, I would highly recommend this!
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 tes vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tes baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a large pizza pan (mine is 16 inches)
Mix egg, sugars, butter and vanilla until mixed well.
Add flour and baking soda to sugar mixture. Stir until mixed.
Spread dough out on cookie sheet. Try to keep it at least an inch from the edge because it will expand a lot when baking.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for about 15 minutes and then cover with sauce
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tab butter
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Melt chocolate chips, milk, and butter in microwave safe bowl. Stir until completely melted. Add powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Spread onto cookie and then top with M&M's or whatever you want or don't top it with anything and just enjoy!