Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Baking With Kids at The Cookie DoughJo With NO Clean Up


     I love baking with my boys.  It is something I always did with my mom and I like doing it with my boys.  The part I hate most about it is the mess afterwards.  Usually the mess is worth the fun we have and the treats when we are done, but still not fun to have a mess to clean.  I was recently invited to check out a fun new place called The Cookie DoughJo.  It is located in Peoria, Arizona. 



     Jayden and I attended this fun event with a few other great bloggers and their children.  When we first arrived Jayden found a seat at the big table.  The kids were invited to try some of the sprinkle cookies they had prepared as we waited for everyone to arrive.  Of course Jayden had to try them.  When we were ready to start the kids all put on their aprons and washed their hands.  Everyone was given a bowl with butter and a baking spatula along with a little recipe card to follow.  The kids all jumped right into smashing their butter.  As the butter was smashed the wonderful ladies at the Cookie DoughJo had the children identify the items on the recipe card that came next, then they added the ingredients to the bowls as the children continued to mix.  The kids were all having fun and seemed excited to get some cookies going.  Jayden loves mixing when we bake at home, so he was happy to join in.  Although he did get a little tired and needed some help.  Its hard work mixing ingredients.  As we got down to the last ingredient the children were given cookie scoops and a baking sheet.  They scooped out their cookie dough onto their own cookie sheets, making a perfect dozen cookies.  They were then given a cup full of M & Ms to place on their cookies any way they wanted.  Jayden asked me to help, so we took turns decorating the cookies.  When we were finished they wrote Jayden's name on the cookie liner and took the sheet away.  


     As the cookie were baking in the oven the kids were all given fun cookie boxes to decorate.  They had markers, stamps, and stickers to use all.  All the kids were so creative in creating a nice box to put their cookies in.  We were also all treated to a yummy cookie cake and some milk.  Of course Jayden can never turn down a good glass of chocolate milk.  Jayden took his time making sure his cookie box was perfect.  When he was done so were his cookies.  The girls took his box and filled it with the delicious cookies he just made.  He was very excited to get home and show Evan and daddy what he just made.  The cookies were so good!  They turned out perfect.  


     The Cookie DoughJo is a great place to get out of the heat and enjoy some time with your child or children.  And the best part is you get to take home some treats without having to do all the clean up.  The Cookie DoughJo has cooking classes, birthday parties, class field trips, and walk-in activities. There are many different cookies flavors you can choose from and it seems they are adding more.  When we left we were given a gift.  It was chocolate chip cookie ingredients in a jar, instructions to make them, and baking spatula, and my favorite a cookie scoop.  


Check out The Cookie DoughJo class schedule or times for walk-ins.  Also, connect with The Cookie DoughJo on facebook.

44 comments:

  1. What a fun place to take the kiddies,I am sure they have something like this somewhere over here i will have to check.

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  2. How fun is that? I would love to do that with my boys!

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  3. What a fantastic and exciting experience. So much fun to do.

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  4. This is awesome. I would love to be able to have the fun of baking without the mess to clean up! What a cool place.

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  5. This is such a neat place....I know Davey would love it! He is the baker in the family...he loves to bake with me.

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  6. I would go to this by myself. That's how much I love cookies! haha

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  7. Oh my gosh, I can't get over how cute this is!! Wish we had one near us!!

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  8. Treats with no clean up, you say? Oh that does sound divine to me!

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  9. Oh what fun! Sweet T asks to bake every day. She would love this.

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  10. That sounds like so much fun! All the fun and no clean up? Where do I sign?

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  11. This would be such fun to do! I love to bake with my kids.

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  12. This looks like a fun place to take the kids! My kids always wanted to help cook, but never wanted to help clean up. This would have saved me so much time and messes!

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  13. that looks so fun. We bake or cook all the time together

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  14. How fun! I know my kids would really enjoy this.

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  15. That looks like so much fun! I want to go!!

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  16. How fun! I would love to do somthing like this with my nieces and nephew!

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  17. My oldest son loves to bake as well! I wish we had a place like that near us. I would totally take the kids there. Looks like you guys had a blast!

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  18. I love baking with my kids. That looks like such a fun place to make some cookies!!

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  19. My youngest loves to bake. This looks like a blast!

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  20. That has to be fun! What is it with kids and dough? they always love it

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  21. This looks like a super fun place! I love that they have places like this for children.

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  22. The name of the place is too cute. Sounds like a fun activity!

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  23. Me and my son LOVE to bake together! No clean up? sign me up! lol This sounds like a blast!

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  24. Great way to spend some time with the kiddos! my kids would love it!

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  25. What a cool place! I wish we had something like that here!

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  26. I just love the name! My son would love baking cookies here

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  27. The Cookie DoughJo – what a cute name! I love the idea to use an ice cream scoop for perfect portions and that they gave you a jar with the ingredients. My daughter would love something like this!

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  28. This is the type of place we need in my town. My kids would have a ball.

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  29. This would be an AWESOME place for a birthday party! It's the activity and the treat all in one!

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  30. I would love to have one of these in our city. I don't have kids yet but have some little cousins that would love this!

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  31. I would love to take my niece and nephew to this wonderful place and get to make yummy cookies. What a great place for the kids to learn about cooking and have fun in the process!!

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  32. That place has the cutest name! What a fin idea, wish we had a place like that around us.

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  33. My kids love helping me bake cookies! I am sure they would have a blast here. I would be a BIG fan of the fact that my kitchen would not be a hot mess :)

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  34. You had me at no clean up! We love baking classic chocolate chip.

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  35. The Cookie Doughjo looks like a great place. I'd love to take my grandkids there. They love to help with cooking.

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  36. That looks like soo much fun! My kids would love this.

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  37. What a cute place and event! I wish they had one here in Atlanta that would be fun for kiddies to create their own cookie experiences!

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  38. You had me at no clean up. That's a super fun place to take the kids!

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  39. Clever name and super cool idea! No clean-up for mom and fun and social experience.

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  40. Yay for no clean up! This is my kind of place! How fun!

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  41. This is something Addy and I will HAVE to check out on our upcoming visit! She LOVES baking cookies, and I love not cleaning up her mess! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  42. My 3 year old would be all over this! Momma wouldn't mind it either!

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  43. This is so neat for kids to be able to do. I am sure the no clean up was hit with mommies!

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  44. What a fun place, and I love how they had something to do for the kids, while the cookies were baking. It must be a place created by a mom.

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