A Few Simple Tips for the Easiest and Most Delicious Easy Bake Cookies


Popping in today to tell you about how you can get the easiest and most delicious cookies coming out of your child's Easy Bake oven. 

About 5 years ago, I bought my youngest son an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas.  He had (and still has) so much fun with it, but we ran into some frustrations with it too.  First of all, the commercial mixes made for the Easy Bake oven, are pretty darned expensive, and to be honest, not that great tasting.  Every mix I found online that you could make yourself was less expensive, but, again, not that great tasting.  So, while my son had fun mixing them up, they usually didn't get eaten, which seemed like quite a waste to me.  So I came up with a solution. Whenever I baked a cake or brownies, my little boy would help me mix it up and then we would put a little in his Easy Bake pan and he would bake it in his oven.  

However, sometimes my little guy wanted to use his Easy Bake oven to make a treat when I was not making an entire batch of something, so to combat this, I came up with this little trick...

Whenever I am making a batch of cookies, I roll that last bit of dough into balls, freeze them, and then when he wants to use his oven, all he has to do is pull them out, thaw them out a bit while the oven is preheating and bake them up.  He loves doing this, and I have been surprised that he hasn't acted like he misses the process of mixing up the cookies at all.

Just for clarity, let me walk you through the entire process.

Take your cookie dough, and roll it into marble-sized dough balls.  Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer until they are frozen solid.

{I know, this is a lot of cookies.  My son loves making cookies like this in his Easy Bake Oven, so at the beginning of last summer, we made a batch of chocolate chip cookies (using mini chocolate chips) and he helped me roll the entire batch into easy-bake-sized dough balls.  Then he could pull a few out whenever he wanted and make them.  He got cookies, and I didn't have to heat up my house during the heat of the summer, by heating up my oven.  Win-win!}

Once the dough balls are frozen solid, place them in a freezer-safe container and put them back in the freezer until your little one is ready to use them.

When you are ready to bake, pull a few of the cookie dough balls out of the freezer and place them on the prepared pan.  Let them thaw a little bit as your Easy Bake Oven is preheating.

 (As you can see, I have two different kinds of cookies here.  That is one of the advantages of rolling up some dough balls for the Easy Bake and freezing them whenever you make a batch of cookies.  Your child gets choices and variety.)

Right before you slide your cookies into the Easy Bake Oven, flatten them slightly with your finger.  Then Bake!!

When done, pull those cute little cookies out.  As you can see some of the cookies ran into each other a bit, but I promise my boy did not mind at all.

This has been an easy and fun solution for my son.  He loves being able to easily make (and eat) Easy Bake cookies whenever he wants.

I hope it provides a simple and fun solution for your Easy Bake loving child too.