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Baking with the Twerp

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Last Sunday, Via and I made Oatmeal Cookies, our first attempt. I let her help as much as she wanted and only took over when her arms got tired mixing. We followed the recipe below which I found in Panlasang Pinoy. We did not have a measuring cup so the measurements weren't followed exactly. We also did not have a proper oven and used the oven toaster. We just loosely followed the recipe. I know when baking, measurements are exact but my objective is simply to have an activity with my little girl that we would both enjoy.


  • 1 cup oats

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 piece raw egg

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup raisins

Combine flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt then mix well. Set aside. Put the butter in a mixing bowl then cream using an electric mixer. Gradually add the light brown sugar while beating. Continue beating until the texture becomes fluffy. Add-in the vanilla extract then continue mixing for 2 to 3 minutes. Put-in the egg then beat in low-speed for another minute. Gradually add the oats and mix until fully distributed. Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture (flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon) then mix again. Add the raisins and incorporate with the other ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a wax or parchment paper on top of the cookie sheet or baking tray. Scoop some of the mixture and arrange on top of the wax/parchment paper. Flatten the mixture to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove the cookie from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
Transfer to a cooling grid to completely cool before serving.


The cookies did not turn out as we expected. They look like potato chips but they were edible and best of all we had fun making it. Via said, "It's yummy!"


Aileen October 3, 2012 at 1:35 AM  

Natawa ko sa potato sure with practice, you'll get it perfect. At least, it tastes good! And the little girl enjoyed and learned at the same time.

Rosemarie- Pinay Singlemom October 3, 2012 at 2:19 AM  

wow! baking as mommy and daughter bonding.. it is sure fun and exciting.. i don't know how to bake..been wanting to take a short course on baking..visiting from ComEx Oct2

promding chamimay October 3, 2012 at 7:10 AM  

aliw naman ng potato chip cookies! hehe i wanna start baking na rin! im sure il have lots of fail moments too... :D its fun baking with your daughter.. i hope boys would love this activity too... :D

Mommy Maye October 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM  

Nice bonding time mommy. Looking forward to those days my son and I can do it together. Just like Dad and Mom.

Dominique@Dominique's Desk October 3, 2012 at 9:40 PM  

My kids love baking cookies too. I guess you may need more butter next time and lower the temperature for them not to be so "potato chip" like.

Louise Antonette|Mommy Practicality October 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM  

Oatmeal cookies are my favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =) thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

Jellybelly,  October 4, 2012 at 12:49 AM  

Thanks for the tip. I'm not much into baking also I love cookies and cake :)

Jellybelly,  October 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM  

Hahaha it's not my recipe but Panlasang Pinoy's. It's yummy. My fault I didn't follow everything to the letter.

Jellybelly,  October 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM  

Yup any activity we can do with our kids is bonding time :)

Sanna October 4, 2012 at 6:31 AM  

Mahalaga is edible pa rin sya:) it was still a good bonding!

Farida October 4, 2012 at 7:02 AM  

What matters is the bonding time with you and your daughter! It's nice when you see her seriously working and you begin to tell yourself, "how time flies..."

The second batch of oatmeal cookies might taste better. Have a great week ahead :)

Daddy Allan October 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM  

With lot of practice, you will get what you want in that cookies.
I love to bake too but I have no oven as well as oven toaster. Maybe before the year ends, I will already try baking some goodies.
-visit from BCB 10/02

Jellybelly,  October 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM  

Yup, lots of practice and calories and added pounds hahaha

Jellybelly,  October 4, 2012 at 4:37 PM  

I agree and she wanted to do it by herself :) I hope our next batch will improve.

Jellybelly,  October 4, 2012 at 4:38 PM  

Yes we both enjoyed it :)

aby October 4, 2012 at 8:40 PM  

nice bonding time with your twerp! :)

Daddy Yashiro October 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM  

Nice bonding moment! I was also planning something like this with the kids but it seems I'm having a hard time scheduling. Maybe one of this days will do it then.

Gerilen October 5, 2012 at 1:22 AM  

super inggit! how i wish i know how to bake too! this is one of the best quality time together/to bond with the kids. :)

Roselyn October 6, 2012 at 3:40 AM  

Even tho you think those cookies, didn't look goo, I'd eat those. :)

It's nice that you bonded with your little girl.

Khim October 6, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

I'm hungry, and hungry, and hungry! :D

I wish I know how to bake.

Jhari October 6, 2012 at 12:45 PM  

Naku most of the times, that's what I get for baking new recipes. Then I said to myself, baking is not for me. Cooking nalang muna, hehehe! But as long as it's delicious and your little one loves it, go for it :) Visiting from CommEx 10/2.

Lalah October 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM  

It looks like potato chips talaga sis. But i'm glad it turned out yummy. whats important is that you had a qt with your little girl. I'm going to set a baking date with Little S too :)

Mylene October 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM  

What matters is you both enjoyed the baking session. I have tried some recipe from panlasang pinoy. I also like to try oat cookies but I just could not complete the recipe yet :D October 7, 2012 at 3:08 AM  

Looks fun in terms of baking and preparation. For sure it turns out good!

Olga October 7, 2012 at 4:22 AM  

Wow! So, it really is possible to bake regular cookie recipes in an oven toaster. We don't have a conventional oven as well and keep to Maya Oven Toaster pre-mixes. Baking brownies and banana cakes is also my daughter and I's fave bonding activity. Hmmm...I think we'll give your recipe a try.

anygen October 7, 2012 at 1:45 PM  

Love cookies at kahit any paman ang kinalabasan cookies pa din kahit nagmukhang potato chips hehe.

Mom Michelle October 8, 2012 at 2:26 AM  

Your little helper is very cute. :-)

Pinay Ricamora October 8, 2012 at 11:12 AM  

The important thing is Via says it is yummy... and most of all, the BONDING!!!

verna,  October 8, 2012 at 12:24 PM  

Nice! I've been meaning to bake with my daughter. I think that's a wonderful way to bond.

Jellybelly,  October 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM  

I agree! :)

Jellybelly,  October 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM  

Korek! :)

Jellybelly,  October 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM  

Hmmmm thanks for the Maya mix idea. We'll try that next time.

Jellybelly,  October 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM  

With matching sunog sa outer edges :D

Vera October 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM  

Ang saya! I can tell your little one enjoyed the activity, and this is way healthier than eating potato crisps diba :)

tet October 11, 2012 at 12:54 AM  

If only we have an oven, I would really like to bake. hmm, can I cook this in the microwave? ehe.. ^^

KRIZZA October 12, 2012 at 4:47 AM  

Never mind Sis! What is important is the taste. nakukuha yan sa practice Sis! :)

Marie October 14, 2012 at 9:44 PM  

Yum, always loved oatmeal cookies. Would try this sometime with my 7 year old boy

kat October 15, 2012 at 6:46 AM  

Nice first try for someone without measuring cups!

filman santiago October 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM  

Wow! That's the best treasure a mother/parent could give to a child! Knowledge! I am also starting to see some interest from my 3 year old son in cooking. He usually watches me while cooking. :)

Jellybelly,  October 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM  

I really treasure all our activities together. And I can see it bearing fruit :)

Jellybelly,  October 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM  

hahahaha buti na lang edible :)

reese October 17, 2012 at 2:54 AM  

that is really a nice bonding
your cookies looks so yummy

tyna October 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM  

its a great bonding activity. we do that do except i dont bake. we make pancakes!!!!

Pearl October 19, 2012 at 6:22 PM  

Nice bonding! Next time, magdala ka sa office ha!

Lady Anne October 21, 2012 at 4:20 AM  

Great mother-daughter bonding! She looks so serious while baking, sooo cute! =)

Phil October 23, 2012 at 4:15 AM  

Hmmmm oatmeal cookies. I love them as they are simple to make and you can do them with kids.

I leave the tricky stuff until I am on my own then if it goes wrong it doesn't matter

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