Baking with kids is a fun, educational activity, but it can sometimes leave you hoping for a cleaning crew to handle the aftermath. Family Finest Bake-N-Make Cookie Kit makes it easy to enjoy the baking experience without the usual flour spills and last-minute grocery store runs for missing ingredients. I recently received a complimentary kit and tested it out with a ten-year-old who knows his way around the kitchen.
The box has all the supplies necessary to bake and decorate four jumbo cookies. It includes four small pouches of colorful frosting and a substantial bag of rainbow sprinkles. There is enough dough for two sugar cookies and two chocolate chip cookies. It is already divided between four individually-wrapped disposable baking trays, making it easy to bake as many or as few cookies as you like. Freezer-safe packaging means you can freeze the extra bake-n-make cookies for longer storage.
After unwrapping, the paper trays are ready to go on to a baking sheet and into a pre-heated oven for about 18 minutes. There is not much hands-on action involved in prepping and baking the cookies. That is a delicious perk if you are baking with fidgety youngsters or pressed for time, but it may not be ideal for older kids.
Each squeeze packet has enough frosting to thinly coat one whole cookie or doodle fun designs. My tester chose to go easy on the frosting and created abstract designs accented with bright sprinkles. The squeeze packets of frosting and paper baking trays helped keep everything neat and tidy as he gave his cookies the Jackson Pollock treatment.
The flavorful cookies were comparable to those made from name-brand slice-and-bake cookie dough. It was easy to remove the cooled cookies from the baking trays and slice them for serving. The handy trays were sturdy enough to double as to-go plates for the decorated cookies.
Where to buy Family Finest Bake-N-Make Cookies
At $5, this thoughtful kit is an affordable, convenient way to let kids express their culinary creativity. Look for Family Finest Bake-N-Make Cookies in the refrigerated case at Wal-Mart.