I’ve found that children love the magic of taking raw ingredients and transforming them into something totally different. These easy cookies are a good example. Even young children can do a lot in the kitchen, with your supervision. Eggs are cracked, nuts are chopped, dough is mixed. While eating them is the reward, your children also will benefit from being taught their way around the kitchen.
Setting the table, folding napkins and learning to share food at the table also are good first steps.
Start by reading the recipe all the way through together, then assembling your ingredients. Work in a little math by measuring the pan (be sure to measure the pie plate across the bottom, not the top).
Because these are soft, chewy bar cookies, you can cut them in larger pieces and serve them as dessert with a little whipped cream on top.