Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Cookies

Cooking for Families When I was a child we called these pinwheel cookies icebox cookies. The are impressive looking cookies, but they are not difficult to make. They are great to bring to a holiday cookie swap or simply to serve to your Nanny Family for the holiday season. You Will Need: 1-3/4 Cups All-Purpose […]

Earth Day Cookies

Cooking With Kids April 22 is Earth Day. Celebrate the Earth with your nanny kids by having a Earth Day treat and celebration. Today is the perfect day to encourage the kids to recycle, not litter, turn of lights, conserve water, and walk to activities. Be sure to do our fun Earth Day project, read children’s […]

Solar S’mores

Cooking with Kids Nothing says summer like s’mores. I can’t make campfires with the kids in their backyard. So, I used the power of the sun with the this kids to make their favorite summertime treat. Little did I know when making the s’mores that this past Wednesday was actually National S’mores Day as well. […]

Sugar Cookie Snowmen (for kids that don’t like Gingerbread)

Creative Wednesdays My four-year-old charge was begging to make gingerbread cookies, but the problem is that she hates the taste of gingerbread. So, I found this unique and easy sugar cookie recipe online. I let the little one and her best friend roll out and cut all the cookies themselves so they turned out in […]

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Cooking With Kids It is pumpkin season and kids sure do love cookies. So, I combined the two loves this week and made this easy pumpkin cookie recipe I found on verybestbaking.com. The kids loved finding the ingredients in the pantry and fridge, measuring, pouring, mixing, and eating this easy project. I hope the kids you care for will enjoy making […]

Lemon Cookies

Baking with Kids The kids I care for love everything lemon. Since we bought way too many lemons to make lemonade last week we decided to bake some lemon cookies. An important tip is not to soften the butter in the microwave or oven or the cookies won’t rise. Just be patient and let the […]

Mini Tart Cookies

Cooking With Kids I love baking with the kids. This isn’t the easiest cookie recipe to make with kids but it is my charges’ favorite cookie to eat. The children I care for love finding the ingredients, measuring, mixing, and rolling out the dough. Their favorite part is using cookie cutters to make the shapes of these mini […]

1, 2, 3 Peanut Butter Cookies

Easiest Cookie Recipe Ever The International Nanny Association (INA) published a great cookbook in 2000 entitled,  Beyond Peanut Butter and Jelly. The cookbook includes recipes to make with kids, crafts, creative holiday parties, and birthday theme parties. The cookbook has my favorite cookie recipe ever that I have made many dozens of times over the years. The peanut […]