Cooking and Montessori go hand in hand. Practical life skills are fundamental to Montessori education, as is the prepared environment and independence. The easiest way to cook or bake with your children is to spend 5 minutes preparing and laying down all the ingredients and then letting them take over. Giving them complete freedom will engage them in this essential life skill.
I love cooking with our children, Max & Naoli and they sure love it too. Especially, when it’s cookies on the menu! We could be making them everyday and it would still not be enough.
I am always on a look out for a quick, easy to follow and healthy recipe that we can make together. This one is by far our favorite recipe. It’s super easy to make, it’s quick, the cookies taste delicious, is healthy and you can also swap-over the raw chocolate for raisins, cranberries (our favorite) or other fruits. We’ve had many variations over the years and I am sure there are more to come.
Ingredients for making 20 cookies
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
raw chocolate (raisins, cranberries etc.)
You can also add a bit of cinnamon or vanilla sugar for a bit more flavor.
Let your child pour everything into a bowl and mix it up thoroughly. You want to make sure that the mixture is a bit sticky (not dry). This will make your cookies deliciously moist.
After the mixture is done, it’s time to make little balls and squash them onto the baking tray.
The last step is to bake everything on 170 degrees for about 15 – 20 minutes.
Make sure your children wash their hands thoroughly – the mixture is quite sticky. That reminds me to clean the bathroom door handle! Yay!
We hope you enjoy the cookies.
Please do share some pictures of your variations in the comments section below.
What’s your favorite recipe you like to make with your children?