Big Sis got an Easy Bake Ultimate Oven a couple of years ago for her birthday. I ALWAYS wanted one of these suckers growing up. Now I get to live through my child! I have to admit, though, that I find the refill kits to be rather pricey and if I’m totally honest, gross.
I looked around and came up with a couple of simple, INEXPENSIVE, alternatives to the prepackaged refill kits.
Easy Cake Mix: You’ll need a boxed cake mix… any flavor and zip lock bags. Divide the cake mix into individual servings by placing 3TBS in each bag. This will make TONS of little servings. I just labeled the cake mix box “Easy Bake” and put all little baggies back in. To actually make the cakes, mix the 3TBS serving with about 1.5 TBS of milk or water. Then stick it in the Easy Bake oven for about 12 minutes!
In a bowl, combine:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat together thoroughly. Then add:
And beat into dough. Add:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Mix until combined.
**If you want to add something like cocoa powder, raising, m n ms, etc… feel free!!**
On wax paper on a cookie sheet, scoop out cookie dough balls (about 2 TBS per scoop). Stick the cookie sheet in the freezer and let the cookie dough get nice and hard. When they are frozen, you can transfer the cookie dough balls into a freezer ziplock and pull out individual servings when needed.
To bake in the Easy Bake Oven, pull out the dough and let it thaw while the oven is warming up. Spray the little pan with PAM, etc. and then press the cookie dough into the pan. Place in the oven for about 12-14 minutes.
Do you have an Easy Bake Oven at your house? What do your kids like to make?