The girls got an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas last year, but they just recently really started to want to use it. Their new favorite thing to do is make cookies in the oven. Those cookie and cake mixes you can buy at the store for the oven are like six bucks each! No way. So I started to play around with making my own Easy Bake Oven recipes. I want to share the one that we use the most.
This was what our Easy Bake Oven looked like when I was a kid:
It didn’t make huge cookies and cakes, but we didn’t think they were super small or not worth the trouble.
Here’s what the girls’ Easy Bake Oven looks like:
The cookies don’t look all that small, right? The little cupcakes look like they’d fit into a little girl’s hand, right? Not so much. Here is the actual size of one of those cookies if you follow the instructions that come with the oven:
Not.even.kidding. Even the girls asked why the cookies were so small!
Now of course you can make them larger…but I followed the directions and that’s what I got.
The girls love making cookies in their own oven so we do it. Here’s the basic cookie dough recipe that I use.
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, beat together the first five ingredients.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the last three ingredients.
- Combine the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, and mix thoroughly.
- Spray an Easy Bake Oven cookie sheet with cooking spray. Roll the dough into small balls (fit about 8 on the cookie sheet).
- Bake in the Easy Bake oven for about 10 minutes.
You can make bigger cookies, just increase cooking time a few minutes.
Add in other ingredients like mini chocolate chips or M&Ms.
This recipe makes a large amount of dough. You can keep in the fridge for about a week or freeze it for later.
You can also add in mini chocolate chips or mini M&Ms. Add sprinkles or sugar to the top, or make a basic frosting to frost the cookies with.
More Easy Bake Oven Recipes
There are SO MANY Easy Bake Oven recipes out there! So far the girls are content just making cookies, but soon I’m sure they’ll ask to make cakes and cupcakes. I have a really yummy Easy Bake Oven Chocolate Cake recipe that I need to convert into a real cake recipe it’s so good!
Do your kids have an Easy Bake Oven? Do you buy the premade mixes or use your own Easy Bake Oven recipes?