Kid-friendly homemade chocolate chip cookies are not just for kids!
They are so delicious that adults will enjoy them too.
One aspect that I enjoy most about baking with my kids in the kitchen is not only getting to enjoy the end result of a delicious snack but the bonding that takes place as well.
Baking provides such a gentle way to bring children into your adult world and connect through an experience.
It also allows you to enter their world by allowing them to show you how helpful, creative, and responsible they can be.
Baking together is such a confidence booster for kids. They often feel proud knowing that they were a part of creating real-life food with you.
Kid-Friendly Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
You don’t have to be a pro baker to be able to bake these delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Your kids will love them and you will feel good knowing you are serving a sweet treat with simple real ingredients.
These cookies were so much fun to make that even my 2-year-old was able to help roll them into balls.
Kids love getting their hands messy while being a part of what you’re doing in the kitchen.
This cookie recipe is the perfect way for them to get involved and enjoy the fruits of their labor when done!
Tips For Baking Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies With Kids
Don’t expect perfection.
It’s tempting to want to go behind your children and reshape their rolled cookies, adjust how the kids placed them on the baking sheet, or perfectly scrape the dough out of the bowl.
If you can let go of some of the minor details and enjoy the process of baking with your children it can be a lot less stressful.
Sometimes, children want their own baking supplies.
This may include their own bowl, spatula, or rolling pin.
If you want to keep dirty dishes at a minimum, you could also assign specific tasks to each child.
One child can be in charge of the dough scooping and one child can be in charge of rolling the dough.
Or, they just may enjoy doing all the steps together.
Teaching and baking go hand and hand.
There are so many educational skills in baking for children.
Reading and understanding the instructions. Understanding how to use measuring cups and measuring spoons. Comparing ingredient textures, fine motor skills, and practicing kitchen safety.
Younger children are able to learn new vocabulary words and build vocabulary skills.
Older children are able to describe what they are doing.
As a homeschooling family, I enjoy incorporating baking as a way for the kids to have fun and learn these hands-on skills.
Questions About Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Should I use butter or margin?
To help cookies from going flat, use butter. It’s not recommended to use shortening or margin.
How long should I beat the cookie dough in the stand mixer?
Once you have added the egg to the mixer with the other ingredients it’s important not to over-mix. You want to mix just enough so that the dough is not crumbly or too wet.
Why do I have to roll the dough into balls?
This helps prevent the cookies from going flat and baking too fast. You can also try rolling the balls a little taller to help prevent this from happening.
Should I use parchment paper?
Yes, even if your baking sheets are brand new. This helps the heat to distribute evenly and brown the bottom of the cookies evenly. You can use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Do I have to allow baking sheets to cool in between each batch?
Yes, it’s best to allow your baking sheets to come down to room temperature before adding a new batch of cookie dough on the sheet pans.
This will allow cookies to bake properly in the oven and not start baking too fast on an already hot baking sheet.
Can I just “eyeball” how much dough I use for each cookie?
A cookie dough scooper is best. This will help make sure you have an even amount of dough in each cookie so that each cookie will bake evenly.
Tools You May Need To Bake Cookies With Kids
(Keep in mind if each child will have their own supplies)
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Baking sheets
- Mixing bowls
- Stand mixer
Ingredients For Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
The ingredients needed for this recipe are pantry staples that I started making sure I keep on hand at all times.
Cooking more from scratch will cause you to become more aware of the baking and cooking essentials that are foundational for many simple recipes from scratch.
Here are the ingredients for the cookies:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Celtic salt
- 2 cups large chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 cup softened salted butter (room temperature)
How To Make Homemade Chocolate Cookies
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Line a room-temperature baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
3. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
4. Using a stand mixer, mix together sugars and butter until smooth, thick cream texture.
5. Add vanilla extract and eggs in a stand mixer mixing bowl. (Do not over mix. Mix just until dough is combined.)
6. Add in dry ingredients of flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
7. Add in 2 cups of large chocolate chips.
8. Combine chocolate chips in a stand mixer. Once all ingredients are mixed the dough should not be crumbly or sticky.
9. Using cookie dough scooper, scoop out dough and roll into even balls.
10. Place on lined baking sheet.
11. Bake for about 10 minutes or until very lightly browned
12. Immediately remove from baking pan and place on the cooling rack.
13. Placing cooling rack in the fridge and allow to cool for about 10 minutes
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Kid-Friendly Homemade Chocolate Chip CookiesCourse: DESSERT
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Celtic salt
2 cups large chocolate chips
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup organic cane sugar
1 cup softened salted butter (room temperature)
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a room temperature baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
Using a stand mixer, mix together sugars and butter until smooth.
Add vanilla extract and eggs in a stand mixer mixing bowl. (Do not over mix. Mix just until dough is combined.)
Add in dry ingredients of flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add in 2 cups of large chocolate chips.
Combine chocolate chips in the stand mixer.
Using acookie dough scooper scoop out dough and roll it
into even balls.
Place on lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until very lightly browned
Immediately remove from baking pan and place on the cooling rack.
Placing cooling rack in the fridge and allow to cool for about 10 minutes
- You can store leftover homemade cookie dough in the refrigerator for about three to five days. But, if you freeze it, the dough can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months.
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