Trying to learn cooking when you’re grown up can be hard. Adults worry too much about cooking and baking failures.
But it’s easier for children. (Think of how they take to computers.) Mastering basic kitchen skills young will stand them in good stead all their lives.
Many years ago, I taught a group of Southern California Brownies how to cook and bake. The children loved this class and enjoyed giving these cookies to family and friends.
The Children’s Mock Macaroons are simple and quick to make and require no knife work. This is a very good cookie with crisp brown edges and a chewy center. The Children’s Crispy Chocolate Peanut Bars are also a good lesson, and they are easily mixed in a saucepan and don’t require baking.
Make these together with your children and you’ll have a nice time in the kitchen.
Cunningham’s newest book is “Learning to Cook With Marion Cunningham (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999).