This post uses some of the content from this one.
Anyone who has ever had to deal with judicially minded offspring or youngsters – you know the ones, “Muuuuum, it’s not fair! Her cookie is bigger than mine!” needs to be able to say “they’re all the same size”; and mean it.
Also, it’s sometimes a useful thing in the adult world to know that
everything has the same amount of calories kilojoules bad stuff diet disasters the portions are all the same size for planning purposes.
So, when I make cookies, I use a metal ice cream scoop with a 1 inch diameter to measure them out onto a paper-lined baking sheet.
This method means that they are all around the same size which helps with both portion control and arbitrating amongst the youngsters.
We’ve all been there.
It also helps if the kidlings are assisting you with your baking…
It won’t ensure that each child’s portion has the same amount of choc chips if they’re included in your cookie, but the rebuttal to that is that, if they are counting instead of eating, then they aren’t hungry enough for more cookies.
I bought my ice cream scoop on eBay. It was in a set of three, with the largest 2 inches across. They cost me something like $3 including postage from China, so the fact that I really only ever regularly use the one doesn’t bother me as a waste of money.
However, I do use the larger ones for scoops of mashed potato and pumpkin if I want to prettify a dinner serving or use them to top a cottage pie.
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