Have you ever found any kid or adult, for that matter, who doesn’t love cookies? Homemade cookies are just so much tastier than store-bought ones and healthier because you know exactly what you put into them for tasty and healthy snacks.
You might think baking your own cookies is time-consuming, but when you have the right tools to work with, it couldn’t be easier. Cookie cutters are the tools to use to cut each cookie in the perfect shape that you want.
But more important than anything else, your kids are going to have a great time preparing and baking cookies with you. We all lead such busy lives and strive to get in some good quality time with our children. Helping mom doing some simple tasks while baking cookies help children tremendously to develop certain skills that they might not have the opportunity to learn elsewhere.
Learning some kitchen skills will also teach your children more about nutrition and can teach them to eat better as they grow. If you think your child is too young or too old to adapt some kitchen skills, we’ll help you by telling you the kind of baking skills they would like to do and capable of doing according to their age.
2 to 5 years
Even at this preschool age, little tots can do quite a lot. They can help you in kneading the dough to use in your cookie preparation as well as pour any liquid ingredients. Even at this very young age, they can use cookie cutters. Careful in which type you let your child use, because the metal types will be sharp around the edges. It will be safer for little hands to use plastic fish cookie cutters at this age. They are smooth around the edges, and come in an array of lovely shapes and colors, plus a fun way to teach kids about colors.
6 to 8 years
At this age, kids can knead dough and learn how to make it rise, mix a cookie dough, and whisk eggs. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and many more events happen all year long. With the summer season just at our doors, fish shaped cookie cutters are a favorite to use creating different fish shapes of different sizes. You can find cutters in the shape of dolphins or whales and other sea creatures that your kids can name. Fish-shaped cutters are just a fun way to bake, add a pretty look to your cookie batches and there’s no debate that kids will love to choose and use them with you. Give them a free-hand in the choice as much as they want.
By now, your child will be able to knead dough and let it rise, as well as learn to use specialty appliances. They can also begin to use chef knives. Kids at this age will be able to put in and remove the cookies out of the oven, yet monitor them till they get the hang of it. Soon enough, they will be able to bake their own cookies, add decorative touches, and in the flavors they want.
Lots of parents might spend more time trying to get children out of the kitchen than in the kitchen. Kids love being a part of any family process, and letting them join you for cookie baking is going to be so much fun for both of you. Children will adore using the fish cookie cutters when helping you bake, and enjoy even more devouring the delicious cookies you made together!