The Power of Parenting

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Really Rolly Polly Cookies

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

This is a very simple cookie recipe and preschoolers will have fun rolling the dough into balls. Once baked, these cookies just melt in your mouth!


You will need:
  • 1 cup  soft margarine
  • ½ cup  icing sugar
  • ½ cup  cornstarch
  • 1 1/3 cup  all purpose flour
  • shredded coconut (optional)
  • food colouring (optional)



Beat together the margarine and icing sugar until they are very fluffy. Mix in the cornstarch and flour until well blended. If you want to make rainbow cookies, mix in a few drops of food colouring. The dough will need to go in the refrigerator for an hour so it is not too sticky to handle. When ready, preheat the oven to 325° F. Break off pieces of dough and roll them between your hands into one-inch balls. If you like, you can roll the balls in coconut before baking. Place the cookies on ungreased baking sheets and bake for about 15 minutes. Allow them to cool on racks. This recipe makes about 40 cookies.


Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort: This dough has a very silky texture and is nice to touch. Children will enjoy the repetitive action of rolling pieces of dough between their hands as they shape each cookie.

Play: This activity lets children learn using their senses. They touch the dough, they smell the baking cookies and soon they get to taste them. Play an I Spy game to make sure they are looking too! "I spy with my little eye, something that is sweet, white, made of metal, flat…."

Teach: While making these cookies, children will definitely learn about circles! But they also learn about numbers. How many cookies are on each tray? They can learn about colours. What happens if we put two drops of red food colouring and two drops of yellow?