Friday, July 28, 2017
Homemade Parfaits and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
This week the kids made their own parfaits. I really love that a lot of the camps inspire the children to be their own person. It also allows them to work together and to try new things.
This menu included homemade granola (for the parfait), and later peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
They had to learn about different measurements, ingredients and why you shouldn’t eat raw cookie dough.
The cooking teacher Ms. Carrington taught them how to chop their own strawberries. She did an excellent job helping one student who was afraid of chopping the strawberry on their own. Rest assured the student copped the strawberry by herself and everything was fantastic. While making the parfaits, there were tons of granola left over. Ms. Carrington packed them away for the students to take them home to their parents.
After the parfaits were devoured, it was time to make peanut butter cookies. Once again, the students used the skills that they learned with measuring and they mixed everything by hands. No electric beater needed here! Next the kids used an ice cream scoop to measure out the size of the cookie and then off to the oven it went. The peanut butter chocolate chip cookies would be baked after the class was over and the next day the students would have cookies for breakfast! They were so eager to learn and really excited about having cookies the next morning.