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NEED HELP EASY BAKE COOKIES FOR HOLIDAY PARTY FOR MY CLASSROOM

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ON THE 20 TH OF DECEMBER .MY CLASSROOM IS GOING TO HAVE A HOLIDAY PARTY.I URGENTLY NEED A GOOD AMERICAN RECIPE FOR COOKIES.
SIMPLE COOKIES FOR 6 YEARS OLD ,EASY CHEWABLE ONES,NO CHOCOLATE,
PLEASE HELP.

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  1. You may wish to check the landolakes.com website for cookie recipes.

    1. I would do shortbread. No nuts to cause allergy concerns. A minimal amount of real ingredients. Highly tactile since they're going to have to knead to fully combine and the dough will still have that "sandy" texture. Also simply patting it out into a medallion will be easy for little, not-yet skillful hands. Then — I realize they're not ready for fractions at 6, but you can still lay down that foundation for later instruction — you can point out how you score it in half and in half again and in half again and in half again and they can count the parts.

      I think shortbread is not only "do-able" for 6 yos but highly instructive and a rich sensorial experience. A drop or two of orange, lemon or peppermint oil could be a good addition and you could pass around pieces of felt with a drop of each oil and let the class vote on which one they want. If you have someone tally the vote count you've got both a math lesson and a civics lesson in democracy on your hands too.

      1. chocolate chip, of course - make sure the bag of chocolate chips doesn't say "may contain nuts"

        You could change the chocolate chips to "skor bits" for some of them.

        I like this recipe from Anna Olson:

        http://www.foodtv.ca/recipes/recipede...

        1. OP specified no chocolate, maybe white chocolate OK.
          Will the kids be making the cookies, or just eating them?

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          1. re: BangorDin

            Oh, I missed that. The chocolate chips can be replaced with skor bits or caramel chips or dried cranberries, etc.

          2. Sugar cookies are about as simple as possible to make, and they can be iced for artistic expression.

            1. I recommend Oatmeal cookies. Here's my go to recipe from Quaker Oatmeal:

              http://www.quakeroatmeal.com/qo_quake...

              1. How 'bout
                In advance, make snowmen (with sugar cookie recipe) or gingerbread men cookies. One big-ish cookie per kid. Then set up a simple decorating station for the party (or, to minimize chaos you could give each kid a little decorating "kit" -- a spoonfull or 2 of frosting in a paper cup w/ a popsicle stick or tongue depressor for paint brush', some raisins, candy corn and other decoration-type bits in another cup. It's a little more work but the kids will love it.

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                1. re: JenMarie66

                  THANK YOU SO MUCH MARIE,
                  I WISH WE HAD YOU IN OUR HOLIDAY PARTY AS GUEST,
                  WE WILL TRY THIS RECIPE. ALSO SOME OATMEAL COOKIES OF HILLJ.
                  TODAY I TOOK A DAY OFF SO I AM GOING TO TRY IT IN MY HOME TODAY.
                  I TEACH MAINLY KIDS WITH WITH MOTOR SKILL DISABILITIES SO HAVE THEM MAKE THESE COOKIES WILL BE EXCELLENT PROJECT/THANKS AGAIN