Chloë helped make her first batch of cookies today. They were oatmeal cookies, the Quaker Oats recipe but with cinnamon chips added. She was a bit perplexed at first when I dragged the chair up to the counter and started pulling out ingredients, but she was delighted to help dump in sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, oats, and cinnamon chips. Also got some tips on the fine art of cookie dough tasting--that is, that it's better to get a dollop on your finger after the dough is all mixed than get lumpy dough spread across your knuckles.
She got a bit anxious when there was nothing more for her to help with--"Koë hep," she cried--and even more so when the oven went off but the cookies weren't quite done. "Koë cooky!" She was appeased when I promised she would have a cookie as soon as they were baked. And she did, or at least part of the one that we all shared to determine whether they were truly done. She wanted more, but I told her she could have another tomorrow. We'll see whether she can hold out until after breakfast.