Earlier this month I looked through the Science Buddies' library of Project Ideas for cooking projects that seemed perfect for the holidays, for winter break, and even for snow days when young scientists and their parents may be cooped up indoors. With two kids of my own, I thought some lab-time in the kitchen might be fun.
I realized this week that I may have missed a great project! This is one that I know will be a hit in my kitchen. It's got all the right ingredients for an easy and tasty project.
What do you need?
- A favorite cookie dough recipe (or use the chocolate chip one in the project
- Ingredients to make two batches
- Willingness to eat cookies in the name of science
What's not to love!
If making cookies is already on your to-do list in the days to come, why not make double... and give everyone the chance to test out the science behind refrigerating the dough - or not.
- How Do You Make the 'Best' Cookie? (Science Buddies' difficulty level: 2)
If you bake double and put this to the test, let me know how it turns out! Which one tastes better?
(Parents and Teachers: Make sure you have your bakers make a hypothesis first about how things will go. This is a perfect project for practicing and reinforcing the "write a hypothesis" step in a science project.)