Last week my students made oatmeal cookies and I will have to say they were fantastic! If you have ever made cookies from scratch you know it is so easy to mess them up! It makes it doubly hard to keep everything straight when there are five to six students working on the same recipe. As the instructor, I step back and watch. I’m not the type to get in the kitchen with them. Mistakes are great tools for learning! Questions like these will be floating through the classroom as they are busy in their kitchens:
- Did you measure the soda?
- How much sugar do we add?
- Do we use all purpose flour or self rising?
- Hey, I don’t think you packed the brown sugar!
- Do we cook these at 325?
Of course they all have a recipe in front of them and a planning sheet that should have their specific jobs listed. Plus two days before I have shown them how to make the cookies and use all of the equipment. How did they do? Out of 24 kitchens only 2 groups made some kind of mistake with their recipe which resulted in very flat cookies and another group had pale clumps that did not spread at all. For me, that is a very good baking day!