Step 1: Sweeten the Mix Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl cream the butter with the granulated and brown sugars. Add the eggs and stir. Little Hands Tip: After you've gotten the batter started, let your child have a try with the spoon. Take turns mixing until the ingredients are blended together.
Step 2: Get Spicy Add the cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar and vanilla to the mixture. Then stir in the oats. Little Hands Tips: Let your child help measure out dry ingredients like sugar and oats and put them into the bowl. Talk as you measure together. For example, ask: "If we have one cup of oats, how many more do we need to make two?"
Step 3: Red, Healthy Cranberries Mix in the all-purpose and whole wheat flours. Then add the cranberries. Little Hands Tip: Talk about how cranberries are a kind of fruit that is good for our bodies. Cranberries are filled with Vitamin C that helps us stay healthy. What other fruits are red?
Step 4: Give It Some Love Put a spoon of batter down on the cookie tray, put the cookie cutter around it and press the dough into the shape (you can flour the cutter to keep it from sticking.) No cookie cutter? No problem! These can be made as traditional round cookies, too. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 5: Share with Someone Special! While you eat these sweet treats with your little sweetheart, talk together about the people you love and care about.
A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. It has not been tested for home use.
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