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Easter Treats for Kids

Easter is a time for food and families, gathering around a table to enjoy each other, some delicious food, and a new season. So drag a step stool into the kitchen, and whip up some treats together. Whether it's Cinnamon Molasses Cookies, Dulce de Leche Whoopie Pies, or Panela Shortbread Cookies, you are a sprinkle of cinnamon away from loads of Easter fun with your children.

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Baking Cinnamon Molasses Cookies are a great way to start your Easter day. The little ones can help sift, stir, and scoop those little cookies on baking sheets and try the dough every step of the way. Full of sweet cinnamon, tickle-your-tongue ginger, and smooth molasses, these cookies are rolled in granulated sugar and baked to a crispy, cracked outside and soft, pillowy inside that makes them positively addictive.

Dulce de Leche Whoopie Pies take a little more time than the cookies, but they are well worth it. Fluffy dulce de leche butter cream is sandwiched between two pillowy chocolate cake cookies. Separately they are great, but together these two make an incredibly scrumptious dessert that the kids will have just as much fun eating as they did making it.

And the infamous Panela Shortbread Cookies? They are crispy, slightly sweet, and golden. Let the kiddies mix and press the cookies into their favorite shapes. Dress them up with icing, coconut flakes, or sprinkles!

So gather up some mini aprongs and small spoons. Whether you are whisking, baking, or taste testing you’ll be making memories that will last long beyond the last cookie.

Cinnamon Molasses Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy milk

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Dulce de Leche Whoopie Pies

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate milk

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Panela Shortbread Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup panela, grated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

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