In this FUN exercise, you will use time, temperature, weight, volume and count. When you are finished, you will also have
dozens (a dozen is 12) of yummy cookies! Make sure that you have an adult with you when you are working in the kitchen.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. 350 degrees is hot! And can cause burns to your skin. Burns cause your skin to turn red and it hurts.
Be very careful around the oven.
Collect together the ingredients that you will need: butter or margarine, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla extract,
flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, oats and raisins.
Get a large bowl from the cupboard. Put the following ingredients in the bowl:
2 sticks (8 ounces) butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
Blend them together to thoroughly combine two or more ingredients by hand with a stirring motion to make a smooth and consistent
After those ingredients are blended well, add:
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix them together until you have a smooth batter.
In a small bowl, mix*:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
*Mix - to stir together with a spoon or fork until everything is all mixed up.
Now, add the dry ingredients from the small bowl to the wet ingredients in the large bowl. Don't add it all at once. Put about
1/4 of the ingredients in first and then blend together. Then put another 1/4 of the ingredient in and blend again. Continue
this until all of the ingredients are in the large bowl.
Add the following to the large bowl of ingredients:
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups raisins*
*If you don't like raisins, you can make the cookies without them. However, raisins are a good source of potassium and
iron that everyone needs every day.
Put the cookie batter in a teaspoon and place each teaspoonful of batter on an ungreased cooked sheet. Each sheet of cookies
needs to bake in the 350 degree over for 10-12 minutes. Makes 60 2 1/2 inch cookies.
Be careful when taking the cookie sheets in and out of the oven. This is time when people usually get burned. If you do
burn your fingers on the hot cookie sheet or the inside of the oven, do the following:
* Call for an adult to help you.
* Run cool water over the burn for at least five minutes.
* Cover the burn with a dry, clean covering.
* Rest and let someone else finish up the baking.
* Have a cookie when they are done. It will taste good and make you feel better.