Last Friday when Ming Ray learnt that my sister from Penang planned to bring her daughter Kyra to spend a weekend with us in KL during the Raya holiday, he anxiously counted down the days looking forward to welcoming his little cousin sister and to show her around. However, we were surprised with the little 6 years old Kyra asking for a baking session with me. Seeing my little niece being so keen to learn baking, of course as her aunt I had no reason to disappoint my adorable niece. J When Ming Ray knew about this plan, he too eagerly wanted to join his cousin sister in baking.
Kyra asked to make heart shaped cookies. As teaching 2 kids to bake was undoubtedly a challenging task, I decided to make this simple butter chocolate chip cookies. With kids around, you could expect this wouldn’t be a proper baking session.
Yes, it ended up more like a play dough time to the kids. In between both of them had arguments to take turn to use the mixer and to mould the cookies dough but we were pleased to see both kids enjoyed their baking session anyway.
Heykids, baking or play dough time?
I was so relieved to see the cookies came out from oven still in one piece and in proper shape. Most importantly, Kyra enjoyed her baking time and loved her cookies very much and even gave 2 thumbs up for the taste of the cookies! J
CRANBERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
60 g caster sugar
¼ tsp. baking powder
1tsp. vanilla essence
100g dried cranberry (chopped)
125g chocolate chips
1. Beat butter and sugar until creamy; add in egg beat well and 1 tsp. vanilla essence.
2. Fold in sifted flour, baking powder and cranberry, mix forms dough.
3. Roll the dough into small balls. Arrange one baking tray with baking sheet, press slightly.
4. Decorate with chocolate chips.
5. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 18 to 20 minutes or until cooked.
If omitted cranberry to add in more flour to make dough firmer and kept in fridge for at least 30 minutes before shape.