C is for Cookie
Sometimes you just have to make cookies...even when you're not hungry or don't need something to take somewhere. There's never a bad time to make cookies. The promise of making them in our house creates excitement for everyone. There isn't a shortage of volunteers to help dump the ingredients in the bowl, run the mixer or scoop the dough out onto the pan. And there is definitely a line formed when it comes to taste testing the dough.
For the most part, the older kids know how to make a batch by themselves, although it seems when they do, the recipe only yields about a dozen instead of 3-4 dozen! The little kids love taking their turns learning how to measure, crack eggs, when to add ingredients and what speed to turn the mixer to. They must be reminded OFTEN that we don't lick measuring spoons, cups or scrapers until the very end.