Fun To Do

FuntoDo-500Do you want to make the delicious oatmeal-raisin cookies from My COMPLICATED Week?

You and a grown-up helper can make 2 1/2 dozens with Grandma Merriday’s recipe (but remember:  no raisins for dogs).

A grown-up can set the oven to 350 degrees and help you to gather and measure these ingredients:

  1.    2 extra large eggs
  2.    2 sticks of softened butter
  3.    1 cup of white sugar & 1 cup of brown sugar
  4.    2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  5.    1 1/2 cups of unbleached, all-purpose flour
  6.    1 teaspoon of baking powder
  7.    1 teaspoon of salt (I like sea salt)
  8.    3 cups of rolled oats
  9.    1 1/2 cups total of mixed yellow & brown raisins
  10.    secret ingredient:  1 teaspoon ofground cinnamon
  • Now you and your helper may sift together theflour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt into a large bowl.
  • Crack the eggs into a mixer bowl.  Mix in the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
  • Use a small cup to slowly add the sifted ingredients.
  • After the mixture is smooth, use a big spoon to stir in the oats and raisins.
  • With a medium spoon, drop 2-inch batter balls onto a buttered cookie sheet, leaving room for them to grow.
  • Bake the cookies until the grown-up says they are ready to cool (approximately 2 dozen minutes).
  • Share and enjoy your cookies!


More Fun to Do

Would you like to make your very own, delicious raisins?
You and your teacher or parent can make tasty raisins in your classroom or at home!

  • First, buy seedless grapes at a farmer’s market or store. If possible, get both red, and green grapes.
  • When you’re ready to make raisins, remove the grapes’ stems.
  • Gently rinse and dry the grapes. It helps to have a colander.
  • Place the grapes in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  • Cover with two layers of paper towels or a clean dish towel.
  • Place the cookie sheet on a windowsill that gets lots of sunshine. Make certain that it is too high for a dog to reach!
  • Check your grapes each day.
  • After approximately one week, they will be wrinkly, tender, and sweet.
  • Now, you can eat them as a snack, put them into a salad or trail mix, bake with them, or put them into the refrigerator or freezer for later.