Most of the year I am quite happy leaving the baking to my daughters, but around this time of year I usually spend a few afternoons in the kitchen making goodies. Here are some of the ones we tend to make year after year. To be favorites at our house they have to come together quickly, because I just don’t have the patience for long involved recipes.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies mix up in five minutes flat and are very easy to do with little children.
Candied Almonds are another super-easy recipe. I like to put these in pretty containers and given them to Sunday School teachers.
Mrs. Tigani’s Cookies have been a favorite at our house since our big kids were tiny. I was surprised to find this video showing how to make them.
Peppermint Bark is another uber-easy recipe. The only tricky part is finding a good way to break the (rather-hard) mints. We tried the food processor, but it sounded like it was going to break apart, so we ended up putting the mints in a heavy zip-top bag and hitting the bag with a hammer.
Almond Bark is another easy thing to do with almonds. (I have a brother in law who is an almond farmer, so we get these babies a dab cheaper than at Winco. 🙂
And here’s a treat from a friend that my daughter insists we NEED to make for ourselves very soon: Monkey Mocha Smoothies
And finally, here’s a link to a new treat I want to try this year: Gumdrop Fudge.
What have you found that’s easy and fun to make with little children? I’d love a link to a recipe in comments if you have one.Pin It