My daughter is a huge baker and I’m excited to share our newest recipe with you courtesy of Care.com. While this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Cookie and kids go together like sunshine and summer. My daughter has recently really gotten excited about baking and so we try to bake as much as we can. Our recent cookie day produced these amazing chocolate snowflake cookies.
Our baking day almost didn’t happen. We had made a plan to make the chocolate snowflake cookies one day but my husband ended up having to go out of town making it a little more difficult. My five year old is VERY busy and needs someone tagging along behind him all the time to keep him out of trouble and so I couldn’t be in the kitchen baking with my daughter and keeping my youngest out of trouble.
Instead of totally skipping our baking day, I decided to find a sitter to help with my youngest. I turned to Care.com to find someone in my area.
Their site is fantastic and I quickly found a few people I wanted to contact as potential sitters for our cookie day.
It is easy to join and, right now, they are offering 20% off the premium membership fee which is a great deal. You can get access to background checks, references and reviews. Those are all things I find extremely when looking for a sitter.
I found a great sitter who was available on the date we wanted to bake our cookies. She was right on time and my youngest had a great time playing with her while we baked. We will definitely be using Care.com again in the future.
We had a great time making cookies too. It was such a fun day and my daughter felt super special since she had me to herself for the whole day.
Ingredients for Chocolate Snowflake Cookies:
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Let’s Make It:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2) In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar and cocoa. Stir well. Add in eggs and vanilla; stirring until well mixed
3) In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt
4) Working in batches, add flour mixture to batter. Stir well between each addition. Cover and freezer dough for 30 minutes.
5) Spoon dough into 1 Tbsp amounts. Lightly dust with powdered sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and sift additional powdered sugar on top. Let cool.
I won’t tell you how any cookies we ate that day but we definitely needed a lot of milk too! We even shared with my son and his sitter!
What is your favorite cookie? Have you used a service like Care.com before?