We all get hungry, and what’s better than some cookies? Kids or adults can agree to participate in this activity because nobody is going to turn down something this delicious and easy to make!
Size of Group: 1-3 (not including parent/adult assistant)
Equipment: Oven, large mixing bowl, 3 small bowls, rubber spatula, 1 sheet parchment or cooking paper, cookie sheet, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 egg.
Objective: Participants are given the chance to work as a team towards a goal, follow a set of simple instructions, count and measure, and learn safe practiced for handling food.
Description: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating up, mix peanut butter, sugar and the egg into large mixing bowl until smooth. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and then place on parchment covered cookie sheet, or use a scoot to create the cookie balls. Use a fork (note: probably not a good idea to use the forks from the fork painting exercise!) to press the balls flat, then press again from the opposite direction, which will create the pattern on the top of the cookie. Bake for 12 minutes and allow to cool for 2 minutes before moving to a safe area to continue cooling. These cookies are chewy and taste great!