add ins

United States
December 20, 2011 12:50pm CST
So I made basic cookie dough for my kids and did something really fun last night. I pulled out a whole assortment of add ins, m&ms, peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, chocolate and white chocolate chips and a bunch of others! I gave each kid a bowl of dough and let them add what ever they wanted to it. They had so much fun! One poured a few things in the whole batch while another did up each cookie individually...lol their personalities all came out!
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Dec 11
How many kids do you have and what makes their custom cookie different from each other? If I was given a basic cookie dough, my toppings would be dried fruits and some nuts. Your story reminds me of a Pizza restaurant were I can choose my own toppings and a ramenhouse with the same offer too. I have a feeling 1 kid choose only 1 toppings,while 1 kid wants their cookie to be over the top.
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• United States
21 Dec 11
I have four girls. The baby, 1, just put anything she grabbed in and squished the dough a lot. The 6 year old meticulously made smiley faces on each of her cookies using various ingredients for hair and mouths. The 10 year old chose 4 ingredients and just mixed them all in, while the 12 year old made smaller batches making different combos. We love noodle houses!
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
22 Dec 11
ISn't that funny how they each "show themselves" in their doing of the same thing? I have 2 GD....5 and 11 and we made mini cupcakes and I just put stuff out for them to decorate them with...each did their own thing and had a blast and they finished product was totally different for each! And they both just complimented each other back and forth. That was really sweet of them too! Idont' have them hardly anymore (a move that left me lonesome!) and I sure miss that as we did baking things all the time. But for us big girls...I love the recipe that is basic and you add stuff. I have a recipe from a magazine called "50 cookies from one recipe". The dough is a basic "vanilla" dough, but in addition to the add ins like M&M's, choco chips, nuts and the normal stuff and things like, add cocoa powder for chocolate cookies, peanut butter, oats and things like that for more versions. And like Albert W says below..dried fruits, granola and things like that. They are all "drop" cookies. But 50 from one recipe? Kind of like if you were stranded on an island what would you bring...this one recipe!
• United States
24 Feb 12
Lol I have seen a book or two at garage sales like that. I have one for mashed potatoes. Love it!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
20 Dec 11
U are a good mom. Alot of people would not have the patience to do that. Your children are lucky to have u for a mom.
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• United States
21 Dec 11
it was fun for me too...
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
23 Dec 11
That sounds like so much fun. I think I might do this with my kids this weekend. They way they can personalized Santa's cookies even though only one of them still believes. The other two go along with it, for his sake. Which is awesome cause he turns 12 the 27th of this month.
• United States
23 Dec 11
I am pretty sure my oldest doesn't beleive but she's the kind not to give up hope as long as she can..lol! It was so much fun we did it again and are doing it yet again with friends tonight!
@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
23 Dec 11
That really sounds like fun. Not a bad idea I might still it this weekend.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
21 Dec 11
Sometimes just breathing a bit of new life into an old recipe can do wonders and make something incredible to savor. Experimenting may bring a new tradition to your family's table. I hope that you and your family enjoy your fun cookie dough.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
21 Dec 11
Bravo...FUN for them..and fun for you (except the extra dishes)! Having the children involved in a happy Christmas process makes a family tradition! My son is a little too old for that, but on the phone last nite, he asked when he came home for his birthday (Dec.29)if all things, we could have "Cabbage Rolls" and he would love to learn how to make them! Birthday dinner..Cabbage Rolls??? Today, my God son, is coming to learn to bake cookies, I can't believe he asked his Mother to ask me, if I (huh?)of all people could teach him how to bake cookies as I made the best! What an accolade from a little person! But, what I also have in store for him..is "Pull Taffy"--as it was soooooo MUCH fun when I was little! Happy Baking!