Peanut Butter Cookies, Baking with Kids and Holiday Traditions

Baking with Kids 

First off let me say this: I can bake but it’s not my favorite. I love being able to play around with my flavors, not worry about measuring and get creative with what I’m doing. Baking has to be scientific. I do know that once the basics are there you can get creative; I just haven’t gotten to that point, BUT baking is actually a really great way to get kids in the kitchen. It teaches them measurements, and how to follow directions. It shows them that if they put a little work in they can achieve a happy result (hello treats!) and they have to pay attention to the details. It can also be very messy sooooo have some patience.

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Baking with Kids

When my parents were visiting last month we baked the chocolate chip cookies from the Magnolia Cookbook; if you haven’t tried them yet then you need to! A mess was made (there was flour everywhere) and my Kitchen Aid and camera got a good workout but the time together and the treats that followed cannot be matched!
Kitchen Aid

Holiday Traditions

A few (or more) years ago we got a bunch of friends together and had a baking day. We all brought our favorite treat recipes. We all baked together and had treats to give out as gifts or to snack on at home. That day was so much fun and we will forever remember the laughs and the friends.

I would love to hear about your traditions and how you spend time with family and friends! What ideas do you have that you haven’t tried yet? In our house, it is not Christmas without peanut butter cookies!

As we go into the holiday season, I challenge you to make extra time and do something fun with those you love. Slow down in this busy season and appreciate the family and friends. Be mindful of those around you that may not be having a great day, or are stressed about the season or have their kids home from school (I just took all 3 kids to Hobby Lobby on the day before Thanksgiving by myself.) Show a little extra love and cheer and take the time to create some memories. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!
Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

Peanut Butter Cookies


2 C all purpose (AP) flour
⅔ C butter
1 C peanut butter
⅔ C white sugar
⅔ C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs


1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Chill dough for 1 hour
3. Preheat oven to 350*
4. Shape into balls (about the size of a golf ball)
5. Press flat with a fork in a criss cross pattern.
6. Bake until brown, about 12 min.
Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


  1. It was fun baking with the girls, even if we did end up with flour everywhere!

  2. Cookies are the best, especially at this time of year. I always baked them with my Mum growing up - and we will be doing this over the next few weeks (and I am now in my 30s :) ) xxx

    1. It's so fun! I never want to lose that! I'd love to see what y'all make!

  3. They are so easy to make with kids!! Can't wait to try them with my daughter!

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  5. I have the same Kitchenaid, Pink is the best, and the cookies look amazing! THanks for sharing!

  6. Looks delish and I love your pink mixer!