She said she was "making doughs." How could I argue? I couldn't. I decided to make it easier for her to make "doughs" and easier for me to keep working through my cookie recipes so I set up her own emergency work station. Had I been thinking ahead and more prepared, I would have set up an actual cookie recipe that should could add pre-measured ingredients into a bowl and follow the process all the way through to make cookies all by herself.
Instead, I was desperate, scattered and working against a toddler who was quickly trying to flour everything in her grasp. So I set up a fake dough-making activity that worked just as well for her at the time.
From left to right: water, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, flour, granulated sugar. She used measuring spoons to add all the ingredients into her bowl. We refilled the flour cup a few times it was so fun!
She was so focused on this activity, I barely even heard a peep out of her. Unfortunately, the recipe I was working on next to her required mixing with my hands and her dough was not as stiff.
Afterwards, she "washed" all her dishes in the sink and got all this gloop off. As well as soaked her clothes and the floor.
This was really fun for both of us! I can't wait to try again with a real recipe. We just need to finish off all these cookies first...