Cooking with Kids: 3 Animal Shape Cookie Recipes

"Don't bother, go play it yourself." How often do we say this to children in order to quickly set the table?

But joint cooking not only helps to calm the baby for a while, but also strengthens the trusting relationship between parents and children, contributes to the cognitive development of the child.

The Darynok market mall often conducts a variety of free master classes for its young visitors, gingerbread painting is one of them. But since mass events are now on pause, the organizers have prepared a selection of 3 cookie recipes that your kids will surely like.

The main thing is to stock up on molds of animals or various shapes to make the cooking process even more fun.

3-ingredient shortbread cookies

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You will need:

  • 250 g wheat flour
  • 170 g softened butter
  • 80 g sugar

Mix the butter with 50 g of granulated sugar. Add flour in parts, each time stirring evenly with the rest of the mass.

Next, knead the dough with our hands until it becomes a homogeneous mass. We fill them with animal molds, sprinkle with sand sugar on top and put on a baking sheet covered with parchment. We bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees.

Curd biscuits

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You will need:

  • 200 g cottage cheese
  • 120 g flour
  • 20 g sugar
  • 25 g sunflower oil
  • 25 g butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking soda

Mix cottage cheese, sugar, salt, melted butter and sunflower until smooth.

sifted flour and baking powder. Knead the dough to the state of a single ball and send it to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

After this time, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1 cm, cut out small animals with our forms and put on a covered baking sheet (ideally with silicone rugs). To make the forms easier to penetrate into the dough, sprinkle them with flour. We bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees.

Gingerbread 

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You will need:

  • 100 g honey
  • 100 g butter (fat content - 83%)
  • 100 g sugar
  • 150 g rye flour
  • 150 g wheat flour
  • 50 ml milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Mix rye and wheat flour with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and soda. In a separate container, combine honey, sugar, butter and send it to the fire until the sugar has completely melted. Pour the hot mixture into a mass of flour and spices, add milk in portions, stirring thoroughly.

Let the dough cool, wrap it in plastic wrap and send it to the refrigerator for several hours.

After that, we divide the dough into 2 parts and roll out the dough in turn to a thickness of 5 mm, after sprinkling the table surface with flour. Using molds, cut out figures from the dough and transfer them to a baking sheet covered with parchment.

We bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees.

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