Even before the craze of the easy bake oven, children everywhere have always adored the art of baking as a fun-filled activity of enjoyment. Whether it be to pass on by a snowy day or to make treats for holiday guests, for boys or girls alike; baking has always been a special treat.
The act of baking cookies from scratch can be a simple one, two, three activity. With simple ingredients, quick blending and short bake times. However, sometimes baking cookies can be a more time consuming task with stiffer rules, harder to find ingredients, and not only longer prep times but also more ruler preparation.
In having a child create there own Cookie Recipe Cook Book with parents help is a great way to filter out the choices of cookies a child may select to make after a guardian has agreed to bake to pass away the time to please the child. I.e. recipe’s with usually in home stock ingredients, managed and multitask-able prep times, quick and easy verse hard and time consuming. Putting together a child's very own Cookie Cook Recipe Book is a fun and proud craft all in it’s own; which doesn't require turning the oven on - - just yet.
1 piece of thick sketch pad paper
Six easy thought out cookie recipes
Needle and thread or stapler
Getting started for the same look and measurements for your Cookie Cook Recipe Book. Using one piece of large sketch pad paper; fold the paper in half back and forth vertically while pressing down on the fold and then do so the other way to create a deep crease. Then, like ripping paper without scissors separate the two pieces. If you chose so you can cut the paper in half vertically instead but for a better chance at an even slice in half, folding and creasing the paper is the best bet. The two halves of paper will then fold two more times horizontally, creating six pieces all together. Using the same perforated method of folding the paper to slit apart into pieces, free six inside pieces to your recipe cook book, leaving two pieces folded and intact to serve as not only a casing to house the four other pieces of ripped perforated paper but also to be used as the front and back cover of the cookie recipe book. There are of course other methods to prepare your book in regards to shapes, and sizes but for safe keeping, storage, kid hands, stitching as well as for a country look, these instructions and page counts are highly suggested. However, like with all other crafts, this would be the time and place to make the project your own and display your personal creativity.
The ripping of perforated edges has now made for a total of six cookie recipes for your cookie cook book. This is a good all around number for children and parents to choose there fast, easy and favorite recipes that will be copied into the recipe book.
Next will come the decorating of the Cookie Cook Recipe Book. A cookie jar, the child’s name and the tagging of writing "Cookie Recipe Book" is highly regarded as a suggestion for the cover.
On the inside of the Cookie Cook Recipe Book featured in the slide-show, the drawn image of the cookie is displayed on the right page and on the back is the title of the cookie and the recipe. This outline was used to be the best left to right somatic considering a blank page on the back of the front cover and a blank page after the last left paged recipe; standard to the American book publishing industry.
Taking into consideration that some children may be creative drawers and others may want computer images of their cookie recipes instead, another good idea is to take photographs of the cookies of their own baked cookies. A fun suggestion is to have the child take pictures of their six selected cookies which may be done in drips and drabs and makes for a day to day activity until the cookie cook book is complete.
To piece together all the pages, needle and thread is highly suggested for years of durability and for a more professional appearance. Try by sticking the empty needle, creating small thread holes down the right ‘spine’ of first the front cover and back cover. Then, add in a piece or two while matching up the paper until all pages have matching holes. Then, thread your needle and begin to sew down the ‘spine.’ Being the sketch paper is still to regards to cloth thin, use a piece of tape instead of trying to knot the opening and ending loop.
And there you will have it. A Cookie Cook Recipe Book created by your child for use of your child. For added fun and for a little festivities you may decide to add as one recipe your child’s favorite holiday cookie or perhaps you and your child would rather do the activity more than once and match to the season’s holidays instead. Happy bounding and happy baking!