My kids baked cookies last night.

By themselves.

It was quite an event…

They had a few problems cracking the eggs, I caught my eight-year-old pouring sugar straight out of the measuring cup… into his mouth, and they had a hard time getting all the ingredients into the mixing bowl.

The kitchen turned into a mini-disaster…

baking mess on counter
and when I told my kids that, my daughter replied, licking her fingers and smiling, “Yeah, but it’s a yummy disaster!”

She scooped the cookies a TAD bigger than normal, leaving one tiny cookie on the tray…

and then explained, “That one’s for my fish. He can’t eat chocolate chips.”

Minus all the mess and chaos–and the fact that the cookies came out the size of small pancakes and a little overdone–I have to say the kids did a great job.

The fish thought so too.

(Call me a bad fish owner, but the kids really did feed their fish cookies. And they seemed to like them just as much as we did. :)


48 Comments on A Yummy Disaster

  1. Oh my gosh! That's so awesome! LOL And your counter doesn't look too messy. :-)How fun for them, and I agree, you're a great mom for letting them do that!

  2. The kids fed the fish cookies! I've never seen a fish eat a cookie. How funny! lol

  3. i love it! that was very brave of you to let them have control over the kitchen :) you should market a new fish food containing cookies! happy ww, thanks so much for stopping by.

  4. I love it! But the mess would give me high blood pressure! I make enough mess on my own. We tend towards place and bake cookies here, I'm a great cook, but an embarassing baker!

  5. I always have to close my eyes to the mess my daughter makes when she creates in the kitchen! At least they are learning to love cooking.Sometimes if I don't have enough dough left to make a decent size cookie, I scatter the dough in crumbles in bake them to make cookie crumbs. Yummy! Although I wouldn't want to deprive your fish! :)

  6. These are the events that memories are made of. The kitchen really is much more than the place to cook and do dishes. Yummy disasters are the best. My son made up a game that we play on the weekends. Two members of our family go head-to-head against each other in a cooking competition. Someone else gets to choose the ingredients. Who ever gets the highest score in taste, presentation, and creativity wins! No prizes-just the pride of being the best cook for the night. It's so much fun!

  7. The boys helped me make fried pork chops tonight. I don't know who had more fun…them playing in the flour or the dog eating what they dropped on the floor.

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