Kids in the Kitchen: Kindness Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies

No bully biscuits for kids in the kitchen, only kindness peanut butter cookies! 

A kitchen is a busy place in any house. You can test this by putting a piece of paper on the counter and every time anyone, you or a family member, walks in the kitchen, they have to make a mark on the paper. Count up all the marks before you go to bed. You’ll be surprised to see how many trips to the refrigerator and sink and cabinets happen each day.

With so much traffic, keeping a kitchen clean and neat helps to make cooking fun. When everything is tidy and in its place, you can easily to find stuff for recipes and that makes it more fun to cook. You don’t want to have to clean up the kitchen first, then cook, and clean it again.

Show a little kitchen kindness and make kitchen life easier for everyone with these little tips:

Pick one glass to use for the day and wash it out if needed.

Wipe off the counter or table after you get a snack.

Wash the dishes and silverware you use, and offer to wash for others.

Take the trash out without being asked.

Help the cook by gathering ingredients and putting them back when done.

Ask if you can help keep track of the time for dinner to be done.

Don’t leave book bags and stuff all over the table or bar.

After a meal, pick up everyone’s plates.

Load the dishwasher or wash the dishes.

Help put the leftovers away.


And for helping out, here are easy Kindness Peanut Butter Cookies to make and share:


• 1 cup peanut butter

• 1 cup sugar

• 1 large egg

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

• Stir together 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 large egg, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract in a large bowl until combined.

• Shape dough into 1-inch balls.

• Place balls 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets, and flatten gently with tines of a fork.

• Bake cookies at 325° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

• Remove to wire racks to cool.


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