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NEED HELP EASY BAKE COOKIES FOR HOLIDAY PARTY FOR MY CLASSROOM

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YASMINE Dec 5, 2006 05:58 PM

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.

  1. m
    morebubbles Dec 5, 2006 06:08 PM

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

    1. r
      rainey Dec 5, 2006 06:17 PM

      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. pescatarian Dec 5, 2006 06:23 PM

        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...

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          BangorDin Dec 5, 2006 08:46 PM

          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
            pescatarian Dec 5, 2006 08:48 PM

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

          2. k
            Kelli2006 Dec 5, 2006 08:54 PM

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

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              HillJ Dec 5, 2006 11:35 PM

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

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

              1. JenMarie66 Dec 6, 2006 01:31 PM

                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
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                  YASMINE Dec 6, 2006 05:22 PM

                  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

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