Baking isn’t just about making delicious treats—though we all love that part!—it’s also a great way to spend time with your family and bring out their creative side. With these simple family baking tips you can bring out the best in your cookies and your kids.
Build a routine around baking to get everyone in the right mindset and ease kids into the activity. Dedicate a few materials to baking – a colorful vinyl placemat, a step stool, or a special apron – and make gathering these things the first step of every recipe.
Safety first! Make sure to:
Read through the recipe with your kids before you start baking. It will help them learn to follow instructions and feel prepared for what’s coming up!
Keep it clean. Yes, there are ways to contain the mess! Try taping wax paper over your work surface for easier cleanup, and keep a couple of damp towels handy because your kids will want to touch everything.
Get a peek at how one family bakes together and gets all the kids involved.
Gradually spoon dry ingredients into a measuring cup and level off with a spatula.
Country Crock is easy to mix right out of the fridge! Keep Country Crock® refrigerated until ready to use, then use a spatula to scoop into a measuring cup and level off.
3 and up: gather baking tools, pour and stir pre-measured ingredients, decorate cookies, tear or crumble up ingredients
5 and up: measure ingredients, scoop dough onto cookie sheet
8 and up: crack eggs, help read the recipe
10 and up: follow the recipe, chop ingredients (under supervision), operate the electric mixer (under supervision), use the oven, use simple math to measure ingredients
Watch to learn more about all the good that happens when we bake.
Our easy Make It Yours™ Cookie Recipe is the perfect starting place to dream up new flavors together.Get the recipe