As a dad, one of my favourite activities to do with my girls is spend time making food in the kitchen with them. It’s so fun to watch their enthusiasm while prepping, cooking, and baking. However, be warned, when baking with kids you either need to have ingredients pre-measured and prepped, or be prepared for the ensuing mess. Me? I prefer the latter. It’s what quality time is about, and you can help develop another life skill with them: cleaning up when you make a mess. But probably my favourite thing to let them do is lick the spoon afterwards (a little raw egg never killed anyone, right?*).
The Christmas recipes I chose are the ones I remember making with my mom, and the ones she (my daughter’s grandma) always chooses to make with them, as they are easy recipes that come together quickly – Breton Brittle and Unbaked Cookies. While I tend to stray from tradition to put a spin on things, these recipes are true to the original. Well, I did use Breton Artisanal Cranberry and Ancient Grain crackers in place of regular saltine ones. I think my descendants will forgive me. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do.
*For the record, Sayvee does not endorse the consumption of raw egg products. This note is for the litigious people out there. For the rest of you out there – lick the spoon anyway.
28 Breton Artisanal Cranberry and Ancient Grain crackers
1 Cup packed brown sugar
1 Cup butter
1 (300g) Package semisweet chocolate chips
⅓ Cup chopped nuts
1 Cup butter
4 Tbsps cocoa
2 Cups sugar
½ Cup Milk
3 Cups oatmeal
1 Cup coconut (unsweetened, shredded)
1 Tsp vanilla
Note: These cookies can be pretty sweet so smaller cookies are preferable.
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