As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Peanut Butter COOKIE Time

Today we decided to indulge ourselves and make some peanut butter cookies. This isn’t the first time, so if Bryce appears to be an expert cookie baker in the following pictures, it’s because he is!

We used casual verbal cues which allowed Bryce to be creative to complete the task, but still with a clear goal in mind.

First, we measure out the peanut butter using instructions like, “Put the peanut butter in here,” and then let him problem solve on his own. Finding a spoon, figuring out how to transfer the sticky peanut butter off the spoon and into the measuring cup. You try to avoid any situations that can be frustrating, because if it’s not fun you may lose focus. Helping out with non-verbal cues or hand over hand can work well.

Next we measured out our sugar.

He needed a little help cracking the egg, but once it was broken he was well on his way.

Next was the stirring. He had no problem on this on his own, even reused his same spoon from the peanut butter measuring process.

Rolling the balls is sticky. Bryce hates being dirty. Even if he gets wet he thinks of it as being dirty and doesn’t like that. In this case, he rolls the balls without complaint because he knows what his final reward will be!

Flattening the cookies.


Bake with us!

Super Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes

PREHEAT oven to 325ºF. Mix 1 cup KRAFT Smooth Peanut Butter, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 egg until well blended. ROLL into 24 balls; place 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with fork. BAKE 15 minutes or until lightly brown. (Do not over bake.) Makes 2 dozen cookies or 24 servings, 1 cookie each.


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