Arden Hills, MN (PRWEB) March 12, 2009
According to Pew Research Center, 85 percent of Americans have made personal spending cutbacks. With less money for the movies or a night on the town, families undoubtedly are nesting more at home. Further, Nielsen Company reports television viewing is at an all time high, with the average American viewer spending more than 151 hours a month (that's almost five hours a day) in front of the tube. Don't let the tough economy keep your family from talking and laughing together - get up, get creative and get baking cookies!
Baking cookies with the whole family is a fun and low-cost activity, and you likely have most of the ingredients - such as LAND O LAKES® butter - already on hand. Want to enjoy some delicious family time? Consider the following cookie baking activities that will stir up some good-spirited competition, making everyone a winner.
- Get the whole family involved - even the teens and the toddlers. Teaching your kids the fun and art of baking will stay with them for a lifetime.
- Baking cookies isn't just about measuring the ingredients or tending the oven. Make cookie baking a game that all family members can enjoy. Check out the following activities: Test Your Cookie IQ; Family Fortunes; and Cookie Exchange, Anytime.
- According to a recent national Land O'Lakes survey of 1,000 people, classic chocolate chip is without a doubt America's favorite cookie, with oatmeal raisin and peanut butter cookies nearly tied for second place. Try baking (and eating!) this delicious Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe the next time you want to treat your family to "America's favorite cookie" and fun time in the kitchen.
- One of the top barriers that keep people from baking at home is the hassle of cleaning up afterwards. To make cleaning more palatable, let the winner of the cookie baking game have the first chance to select a clean-up activity (which most likely will be the easiest one). Another idea is to challenge the family to a timed competition to see who can finish clean-up tasks the most quickly. The winner gets bragging rights!
Visit http://www.landolakes.com for fun cookie baking activities, tips and recipes to get your family baking up some great memories.
About Land O'Lakes:
Land O'Lakes, Inc., a Minnesota-based food and agriculture company, is a leading supplier of quality dairy products. In 1921, Land O'Lakes began making butter from sweet--not sour--cream. Ever since that breakthrough, the company has been a leading producer of butter and other pure, wholesome dairy products that deliver simple goodness to consumers.