Chances are you’re going to be spending a lot of extra time in the kitchen this holiday season cooking up tons of treats for festive meals. I love setting aside special time to bake and cook with the kids. It’s a great opportunity to teach them a few cooking techniques, and it’s quality (electronic free!) bonding time.
This year, we tried out Foodstirs. You may have seen them over on the Project Nursery blog in our Holiday Gift Guide, but in a nutshell, Foodstirs offers a convenient way to be creative in the kitchen with your kids . Everything arrives at your door ready to go, in one box. Gotta love that!
The moment my girls spotted the orange Foodstirs box on our doorstep they were excited to see what was inside. We opened the Dreidel Cookie Kit together and pulled out all the items one by one. I was impressed by the beautiful instructions, extra cooking concept skills sheet and the individually packaged and pre-measured ingredients. It was a relief to know that making these special dreidel sugar cookies with a less than precise four-year-old was actually going to be enjoyable and stress-free.
The kit included a dreidel cookie cutter inside, which we used to cut the cookies and would double as a potato pancake mold too. We happen to have a menorah cookie cutter too, which we used to make two versions of our Hanukkah cookies. Bonus!
The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions helped us figure out our plan, and even included certain cooking techniques explained more in depth.
Gigi carefully read the cooking concept sheet, which explained how to crack an egg. Then she gave it a whirl—and success!
Sloane and Gigi worked together to make the batter. One would add an ingredient while the other would read the next step. It was truly a team effort. My girls were turning into budding little bakers right before my eyes.
The dough went into the fridge for thirty minutes while we set up for the rolling, baking and decorating steps. Full disclosure, the team dropped down to just two (that would be me and Gigi) for this stage, but we got Sloane back for the frosting and decorating step.
I loved seeing the girls’ faces when we had our finished products, wrapped and ready to share. They were so proud, and so was I!
We want to try out the Gingerbread Kit next. Which one do you want to try?