It’s my personal belief that kids really need to learn how to bake from scratch before working with the simple box mixes, so that they understand the flavors, smells, and textures of the food better. But there are days… the lazy days of summer, that I find going with box cakes and cookies is a better fit. And that definitely applies when baking with kids.
Today we experimented with Pillsbury’s Whoopie Pie Kit. I had to buy it and try it out! How simple is this? Follow their instructions to create the cookies, bake, and decorate! The kids enjoyed creating these pretty little petite cookies as well as making a huge mess with decorating them up with the frosting and sprinkles. But, that is the joy of baking with kids!! If you expect them to follow directions all the time, you’re just setting yourself up for failure. I think if the kitchen ISN’T messy, then I’m not teaching them… I’m doing the work myself.
Oh, the taste? Yes, these are terrific in that they are LIGHT in texture. No heavy cookies for little tummies and it’s a great winning combination.
So, thank you Pillsbury for the wonderful simple little kits!! Thumbs up!