Luke and Nora, two of my grandchildren, came over and helped me bake some cookies for Peanut Butter Cookie Day (June 12th). The recipe I used is a simple, easy-to-have-kids-help recipe. They can make the cookies round or square, and add jelly or chocolate kisses to the center.
The instructions say, "cream shortening and sugar." (It should read "butter and sugar.") The dough has to be mixed for a while to fully incorporate the butters. It will look crumbly at first, but just keep it going on a low speed and it will become soft. Chill the dough for an hour before baking.
Nora and Luke give some additional insight into what to do if something goes wrong.
Enjoy this fun day with your children!