Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Sweet Recipe for Learning in the Kitchen

The kitchen is a perfect place to learn all about multiplication, division and fractions.

Zippy is currently suffering struggling trying to master fractions.  A great way to take a break from math books is to head into the kitchen for some baking.  Learning to make a bigger or smaller amount of a recipe, is not only an important life skill but also helps hone some great math skills especially multiplying  and dividing fractions. 

We decided to make chocolate chip cookies.  This is a pretty straightforward recipe - that only makes a dozen cookies.  To make more, for a family, bake sale or a dozen for all the neighbors just multiply the ingredients by the number of dozens you would like to make.  

I've made an easy printable to help organize the math.     

Here is the recipe:
One Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies:

½ cup butter (softened)
¼ cup white sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/8 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In one bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.

3. In another bowl cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar.

4. Add egg(s) and vanilla, mix until creamy.

5. Add the flour mixture, stir until the batter is consistent.

6. Fold it nuts and chocolate chips.

7. Drop onto cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls.

8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.

9. Allow to cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.

Eat and Enjoy!

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