Knowing when to let go when teaching to bake is a hard thing to learn. I used to make chocolate cookies by myself. The first time I attempted it to surprise my mom it went disastrously wrong. I measured all of the ingredients like I was supposed to, but didn't feel the need to follow the order and combine wet ingredients then incorporate dry ingredients. I just added them one at a time... BAD IDEA! They were awful.
In trying to spare my daughter that painful lesson I forget what a great life lesson it was. I've NEVER done it again!
So Saturday I let my daughter make chocolate chip cookies... all by herself! And they were amazing.