Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ginger Bread Cookies

To get kids into the kitchen, we need to entice them with food they love. Gingerbread cookies are an excellant idea for kids to explore their creativity and at the same time work on their motor skills. Of course the older ones can learn math, measuring and weighing and reading.

This is a simple recipe that I have kept for years:

Create A Treat Create-A-Treat Gingerbread Ginger Bread Giant Cookie Decoration Kit 6 Cookies, Icing, and Candy Christmas, Holiday, Present Gift Box
Shopping List
120grams of butter
110 grams of castor sugar
1 teaspoon of honey
270 grams of plain flour
Frontier Ginger Root Ground "non-sulfited", 16 Ounce Bags (Pack of 2)
ginger powder
1 teaspoon of ginger powder
A pinch of cinnamon powder
Frontier Cinnamon Powder Certified Organic (3% Oil), 16 Ounce Bags (Pack of 2)
Cinnamon powder

How to prepare

1. Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Use an electric beater. But if children are involved let them beat use a wooden spatula

2. Sift in flour, ginger and cinnamon powder

3. Add the honey and mix into dough

4. That's it - Roll the dough and cut into desired shapes.  You can use cookie cutters. Click on the image to help get some cookie cutters.

Fred ABC Cookie Cutter
5. Bake in preheated 175degres celcious oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Decorate as your kids like.

Teaching Components
Get the children excited about baking cookies
Let them shape the dough the way they like it
Make them mix and beat
Don't forget the measurements using the weighing instruments

Happy Cooking and Teaching!

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