Cookie Day

Slice of Life Day 29

I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge where I write each day for the month of March. This year my three-year old daughter (now 4 year-old) and I are writing collaboratively. Feel free to follow along our month-long writing journey!

Today seemed like a cookie kind of day. I love cooking and baking but sometimes I find it difficult to muster up the motivation to get started. I knew if I told Marlowe of the cookie idea, she would force me to follow through. Kids are good at that.


I let Marlowe choose the kind of cookies to make and she picked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. She and I have the same taste in cookies. My husband was really rooting for chocolate-peanut butter no bake cookies, but he was out numbered this time!

We got out all of the ingredients and set to work. Ingredient followed by ingredient, spills here and there. It is a lot slower and messier when you are baking with children but it is always more fun too. My favourite part is noticing when they sneak a little taste here and there, thinking we aren’t watching.


Marlowe said she wanted to write about making cookies today. She made a recipe for her cookies to share with you. I nudged her to add labels but she wasn’t feeling it and I know an important part of teaching emergent writers is to know when not to push too far. Today was that day. It was nearing bedtime and there wasn’t a lot of space left to squeeze in her words. So we left it as is and ended our writing time with giggle and smiles instead of frustration. It was the right choice today!

img_6744Can you find all of the ingredients hiding in her recipe?


If you want the real recipe, you can find it here. They were pretty tasty and not too tricky either!

2 thoughts on “Cookie Day

  1. Those look delicious! You are such a good cook, that I know they tasted really good. I’ve been craving cookies, too, but haven’t made the effort to bake any. Maybe I’ll be inspired to do it later this week. I’m glad Marlowe likes cooking so much. 🙂

  2. I wish the Slice of Life Challenge was around when my children were little. What a wonderful collection of memories you have written.

    I definitely see Marlowe’s butter (filled yellow), baking soda (yellow with square), chocolate chips (dots), oatmeal (white circles), raisons (red) . . . what an incredible writer; just like her mom!

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