Yesterday at Busy Bakers Camp we made oatmeal cookies.
Because this was a large group of 18 preschoolers, I welcomed smaller groups to help with the various stages of making the cookies. Stage 1 was adding and mixing the dry ingredients.
Stage 2 was putting together the wet ingredients and stage 3 was mixing everything with the electric mixer.
Stage 4 was scooping the dough onto parchment-covered cookie sheets. We used a small ice cream scoop (because you know I am always working those fine muscles!).
They had to squeeze the handle so the dough would be released. That took quite a bit of work for the younger campers.
Then, they patted the dough with their palms to flatten the dough a bit.
While the cookies baked, we read (and loved!), The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson.
After we enjoyed our cookies with our lunch, we realized we still had quite a bit left. We decided to decorate a baggies and give the extra cookies to our dads for Father's Day.
Happy Father's Day to all our wonderful dads!