Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

The children I care for and I made sugar cookies to make these ice cream sandwiches. Decorating the cookies with red, white, and blue sprinkles made this a patriotic treat for Memorial Day weekend. Allow the children help with every step of baking. Let kids help collect the ingredients, measure, mix, and decorate the sugar […]

Shamrock Cookies

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day. Here is a basic rolled out sugar cookie recipe to make shamrock-shaped cookies with the little ones in your care. Remember kids enjoy helping make cookies as much as eating them, so let them help make the cookies. You Will Need: 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 […]

“Too Many Carrots,” Origami, Carrot Cookies, and Worksheets

Lesson Plans Too Many Carrots is such a cute story about kindness all children love. Rabbit loves carrots and that’s a big problem! In this phenomenal bestseller, Rabbit loves carrots a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his cozy burrow. When his animal friends offer to help, they’re just […]

Hamentaschen

Cooking for Families Hamantaschen cookies are popular treats for the feast of Purim, which joyfully celebrates the Jews’ deliverance from the detested Haman. When making cookies for the holidays you will want a tray of hamantaschen for your family and your Nanny Family. To make the perfect, golden-delicious hamantaschen use this recipe I found on BonAppetit […]

Rainbow Cookies

Cooking for Families Rainbow cookies are a common Jewish deli dessert, as they are pareve. As Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe settled in New York at the turn of the 20th century, they often settled in areas that also had an Italian population. They make an impressive dessert for any holiday or celebration. Here’s how […]

Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving desserts of pumpkin and apple pie. So I found these adorable and delicious turkey cookies to make for the children I care for at CrazyLittleProjects web site for Thanksgiving. Let the kids help you make and decorate these cute cookies. The link to buy […]

Witch Hat Cookies

Cooking With Kids I have seen photos of these witch hat cookies all over social media for years and I don’t know what took me so long to make them. It is the easiest Halloween treat I have ever made and I will definitely be making it each year for my Nanny Kids. I’m sure […]

Valentine’s Linzer Cookies

Cooking for Families Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies for Valentine’s Day. Made and photographed by mother and former nanny Heather Marinkovich, this is not an easy cookie recipe to make, but the cookies are well worth the effort! The original recipe was found on the americanheritagecooking website. You Will Need: […]

Ghost Halloween Cookies

Cooking with Kids More and more kids are allergic to peanut butter so I didn’t want to risk getting friends sick by making my annual ghost cookies out of Nutter Butter cookies. Instead, I simply replaced Nutter Butter cookies with ghost-shaped sugar cookies the kids helped me bake this year. Allow the kids to help […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Cooking With Kids I have yet to meet a child that doesn’t love to help to bake. Whether it’s the middle of summer, a rainy day, or during a snow storm kids will love making and eating cookies. Help the kiddos put on an apron, wash their hands, and allow them to help you collect the […]