When you have kids, you find out real fast that they like to do what you do! Including learning to cook. Moms: they are always watching. And that’s a good thing! Here you will find an easy cooking recipe for kids that Sarah made with her little helpers. Kids in the kitchen can mean fun kid-friendly recipes like Unicorn Cookie Dip.
Easy Cooking Recipe for Kids
So my oldest daughter Evelyn has been really into cooking. She is always at my feet while I am trying to get stuff done in the kitchen, and I am blaming 97% of my most recent kitchen mishaps on her.
For the Super Bowl, I thought it would be fun to have her help me “cook” something.
I went to Pinterest to find the most ridiculous recipe I could find. Something I knew she’d love.
That child has the biggest sweet tooth, loves “all the colors”, and thinks rainbow sprinkles are magic.
Enter Unicorn Cookie Dip.
At first, I thought that this was going to be absolutely disgusting. I mean, look at it. It looked like one bite would be a sugar slap in the face.
Cotton candy meets icing meets cookies sprinkled with sugar and sprinkles.
However, I was pleasantly surprised.
Guys, this is actually good!
And I am definitely going to make it again.
Sidenote: when I make it again I will not be dying it all the colors of the rainbow, and I will be dipping fruit into it.
Unicorn Cookie Dip Easy Cooking Recipe for Kids
Ingredients for Unicorn Cookie Dip
- 8 oz. cream cheese, room temp
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- food coloring (we used pink, purple, green, and blue!)
- rainbow sprinkles
- vanilla wafer cookies for dipping
Mix together the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and powdered sugar.
I used my hand mixer to whip it all together until it was pretty smooth.
I managed to do this while the 2-year-old was sleeping, and I didn’t cover the 3-year-old with powdered sugar which I was almost certain was bound to happen.
Split up the mixture into four bowls (or five or six or however many colors you plan to use).
Add a couple of drops of food coloring to each bowl, and let the little one mix it up.
Or if you’re as anal as I am you can mix it yourself and then let the little one do it.
Get your serving bowl and add the different colors scoop by scoop into the big bowl.
Try to mix it up so the colors are all over the place.
Once it’s all back together, use a knife or something to swirl the top a bit to make it extra fancy.
Top with sprinkles, and then dip those cookies!
Sarah is a minivan driving, coffee drinking, runDisney running, business owning, Netflix watching, mother of two little girls. She married her big burly husband, Brandon, 8 years ago in a small chapel in Maui. Then she had 2 babies in 2 years – Evelyn and Olivia. She lives way too close to her parents, and her toenails are always painted red.