The Cookie Monsters – Child-Friendly Recipes for the Junior Chef!

Freshly baked cookies have a charm of their own – the fresh taste, the crumbling texture, and the aroma that awakens your senses! Truly the stuff that the childhood dreams are made of. To make their childhood sweeter, here are two easy-peasy and healthy cookies recipes for the junior chefs so that they can do their own baking! Don your chef hat, and start off!

Butter Cookies


What You Need :

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup chilled butter

A pinch of baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

Steps:

Mix the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and powdered sugar. Work in the chilled butter (If you don’t want the salty taste of the store bought packaged one, please use unsalted butter). Keep mixing until you get a crumbs-like texture. Knead the dough using a little cold milk, adding a few drops at a time. The dough should have just enough milk to keep the flour together. Wrap in a cling film and keep in the fridge for about half hour.

After half an hour, take the dough out, and roll it into about 1/4″ thick chapati, and cut the shapes using cookie cutters. Set the shapes on a baking tray and bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for 12-15 mins. When you see the cookies turning brown at the edges and leaving the tray at the bottom, your cookies are done! Let them cool and get ready to wow your friends and family.

Choco-Vanilla Pinwheel Cookies

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What You Need :

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup chilled butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

A pinch of baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

Steps:

Mix the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and powdered sugar. Work in the chilled butter (If you don’t want the salty taste of the store bought packaged one, please use unsalted butter). Keep mixing until you get a crumbs-like texture. Divide the mixture in two parts. Add vanilla essence to one part, and cocoa powder to the other. Knead the two parts into dough separately using a little cold milk, adding a few drops at a time. Wrap in a cling film and keep both dough balls in the fridge for about half hour.

After half an hour, take the dough balls out, and flatten them separately into about 1/4″ thick chapati. Keep the chocolate chapati on top of the vanilla one, and start rolling it up, as you would do a chapati roll. Once the roll is ready, cut about 1/4″ inch thick pieces. Each cut piece will have alternate swirls of chocolate and vanilla. Set the cookies on a baking tray and bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for 15-18 mins. When you see the cookies turning brown at the edges and leaving the tray at the bottom, your cookies are done! Let the beauties cool, while your friends are getting impatient to try them.

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For variation, you could use nuts or choco chips, or choco chunks in the basic cookie dough. Why don’t you try making this with your kiddos and do send us some pictures!

 

Do your kids love baking? Stay tuned to the KidEngage events for the baking events and workshops in your city!

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