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Five simple but delicious recipes you can easily make with kids

Besides the fact that cooking with kids is a bundle of fun, it's also a very useful process because your child learns how to be independent and responsible. Moreover, fine motor skills help develop his or her memory. You'll probably spend a bit more time cleaning up the mess in the kitchen than you usually do, but it's worth it. Trust us — cooking with the whole family will bring you lots of joy!

Bright Side would like to share a few interesting recipes that are easy to cook with your kids. Let your child feel like a top chef in their own restaurant! 

Rainbow cookies

You will need:

  • 300 g (10.6 oz) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) butter
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g (7 oz) colorful candy

How to make it:

  1. While your kid tastes the colorful candy, make the dough by mixing flour and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Combine sugar with melted butter in a separate bowl.
  3. Add eggs to the mixture with sugar and mix well.
  4. Pour the flour gradually into the resulting mixture and knead the dough.
  5. Add candy to the dough and mix it thoroughly.
  6. Make small balls from the dough, and then form cookies using the balls.
  7. Bake the cookies in the oven at 170 °С (340 °F) for 10-15 minutes.

Banana dessert

You will need:

  • 5 bananas
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) chocolate
  • colorful sprinkles

How to make it:

  1. Slice the bananas and melt chocolate in a water bath.
  2. Dip a piece of banana in the chocolate, and then sprinkle it with colorful sprinkles or ground nuts.
  3. Put all the pieces in the fridge until the chocolate is frozen. 

Tomato 'amanitas'

You will need:

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 5 tomatoes

How to make it:

  1. Cook hard-boiled eggs and let them cool.
  2. Finely chop the onion, and fry it until golden brown.
  3. Peel the eggs, cut off the top and gently pull out the yolks.
  4. Mix the yolks and the fried onion in a bowl.
  5. Fill the egg white with the mixture and put tomatoes cut in half on top.
  6. Make small spots on the 'hats' using mayonnaise or any other white sauce.

 Sweet Tooth cupcakes

You will need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) margarine
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) sugar
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) flour
  • chocolate
  • whipped cream
  • cake decorating supplies

How to make it:

  1. Mix the eggs and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add cooled melted margarine.
  3. Add flour to the mixture, and mix it until smooth.
  4. Put cupcake papers in the baking forms, and fill them with the batter.
  5. Bake at 180 °С (355 °F) for 15 minutes.
  6. When the cupcakes are cooked, decorate them with melted chocolate, whipped cream, fondant, fruits and more.

Mini pizza with ham and cheese

You will need:

  • 1 baguette
  • 200 g (7 oz) ham
  • 200 g (7 oz) cheese
  • tomato paste
  • herbs

How to make it:

  1. Cut a baguette in half. Each half will be the base for a small pizza.
  2. Grease each half with tomato paste.
  3. Put the sliced ham on the bread and sprinkle it with grated cheese and herbs.
  4. Bake at 150 °С (300 °F) for 10 minutes.
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Based on materials from Edim doma, KitchenMag