My daughter and her friend love watching various cooking shows as much as they love cooking. Usually I teach their weekly cooking class based on one of the various cook-off shows.
I find two similar recipes that reflect the topic of their Culture Culinary History lessons they watch each week.
In keeping with the Christmas celebrations I decided to focus on baking chocolate chip cookies.
Two things I wanted them to learn in baking Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- The basic cookie recipe can be altered to reflect the way you like your cookies to taste.
- If you are ever in the kitchen halfway through a recipe and discover you are out of brown sugar, there is still hope to finish the recipe by improvising.
Now I did not have $25,000 for the girls to use in their version of Cutthroat Kitchen, but I went with the idea of limiting the ingredients to affect the outcome of the cookies.
I placed white sugar in a stockpot and brown sugar in another stockpot. I put baking soda in one container and baking powder in another.
I explained to the girls how their recipes were going to be altered based on the choices made.
Then I let them take turns deciding which container they wanted.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Limits:
- Recipe one had only white sugar and baking powder
- Recipe two had only brown sugar and baking soda
Let the baking begin! It was fun to watch them figure out how their cookies would be affected based on missing ingredients.
After baking their cookies, I had the girls read through a blog post series I found on The Ultimate Cookie Recipes. If you are thinking of trying baking chocolate chip cookies with limits; you can find other ideas on limiting your bakers from this 4 part blog series.
My daughter’ interests was peaked on the recipe that removed all sugar and used pure maple syrup.
Maybe I can get her try the gluten free version.
Chocolate Chip Cookies…Yum!