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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Simple Baking Project For Kids

I can't bake even though I attended home science classes years ago. However, my children wanted to bake. So I had to find a simple baking project for kids so that I can have some fun bonding baking time with my kids. Finally I found a simple baking project for kids in one of their kids activity books.

So, this mom who can't bake, baked some cookies with her kids.

Cooking Ingredients for Kids Baking Project - Shaped Cookies

  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g plain flour
Recipe for Kids Baking Project - Shaped Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius
  2. Mix Butter and Sugar in a bowl
  3. Add in the egg
  4. Add in the flour through a sieve
  5. Knead mixture into smooth dough and refrigerate for 15 minutes
  6. Roll out the dough onto floured surface with rolling pin
  7. Cut into shapes and place onto greased or buttered baking tray
  8. Bake for 10  minutes till golden brown
I think I can do that. It sounds simple enough. So, we set upon our baking adventure.

Baking Project for kids equipment and ingredients

Mix Butter with Sugar (We have no whisk we mix the mixture by hand using a plastic or wooden spoon the way my mum used to do)

Add the egg (Stirring by hand again)

Knead mixture into a smooth dough (Err we have two here because I have two little helpers)

Our floured surface for rolling the dough and the greased baking tray (Oops! I forgot to take a picture of the cutting process as I was too busy having fun cutting. Slaps Forehead)

Baked Cookies all ready to be decorated with pink and white royal icing

I see with my little eye a ginger bread man, two stars, cars and scary bats cookies

Here are some leaves, flowers, pineapples and heart shaped cookies

Simple Recipe for Royal Icing:
  • 1 egg white
  • 100g icing sugar
  • Food Colouring (Optional)
How to make Royal Icing:
  • Beat egg white in a bowl with a fork. Add sugar and beat till icing thickens. Separate and put in food colouring of choice for different colours
What went wrong:

It did not matter that we did not have some baking equipment like a mixer or whisk or an icing syringe. We just used spoons like they do in the old days. However, what mattered was we did not have measuring equipment. Everything was by estimation. I over estimated the ratio of flour over other things and our cookies turned out rock hard! Our icing turned out a little runny and did not harden till the next day!

What went right:

The kids had a rocking good time. They enjoyed themselves tremendously and loved the cookies despite them being hard as rocks. They enjoyed kneading the dough and had pride in cutting and decorating the cookies. We cut out some of them ourselves and used our cookie cutters for the rest.

Though this baking project is for no experienced bakers, it is simple enough for children and a mom who can't bake. You can use the same recipe to bake bat cookies for halloween. Just cut them out into bat shapes and add evil eyes and lips. 


  1. Good try and keep baking, just for the fun of it.

  2. oh this is so much fun. i'm sure mine would love this activity. too bad i don't have an oven :(

  3. mommy to chumsy,

    I use an oven toaster. :)


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