It’s no secret my kids adore our strawberry coconut cookies; they are super simple to prepare, chock full of deliciously sweet strawberries and are happily nestled in their lunch box’s most days. That said, I did think the kids were starting to get a little bored of the same old (yet oh so delish) cookie so I decided to revamp them just a little and with a few ingredient changes managed to turn our beloved strawberry snack into a gorgeously golden and unbelievably fragrant batch of carrot cake cookies.
Miss G. helped me to make this batch of cookies and I can’t tell you how much fun she had. From grating the carrot, to cracking the egg and finally stirring the batter together – she didn’t stop smiling once. Once we had rolled the cookies and nestled them in the hot oven to bake my little munchkin sat herself on the kitchen floor to watch her cookies ‘grow’.
The amazement I see in her sparkly little eyes knowing that she has created something – from scratch – melts my heart and makes me treasure these lovely little moments even more. Cooking with my kids, although terribly messy, has to be the highlight of my day. It’s a daily reminder to treasure the simple things and to find the joy in the ordinary.
Oh an if you’re wondering why Miss G. is wearing Christmas pyjamas, that’s 3 year old fashion logic for you. Hahaha.
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