This week I wanted to share my Top 10 Cookbooks for Kids. I’ve been spending some time in the kitchen with my mom lately helping her chop, slice, and man the stove and I’ve really been enjoying myself.
I talked to my mom about learning more about cooking and she recommended that I come up with some easy kid-friendly recipes that I would like to make. So I did some research and these are my top 10 cookbooks made for kids.
A few key things we wanted in each book are:
- How easy it would be to cook
- Easy to read and understand
- Ingredients we were familiar with
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Top 10 Cookbooks For Kids
1. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs contains over 100 kid-tested recipes and 20 desserts from America’s Test Kitchen and is contemporary eye-candy for middle-grade readers and teens.
2. Good Housekeeping Kids Cook!: 100+ Super-Easy, Delicious Recipes
Whether you want to whip up a delicious dinner to impress your family or a hearty breakfast to wow your friends after a sleepover, we’ve got you covered. Loaded with tips that guarantee success in the kitchen, Good Housekeeping Kids Cook! features 100+ delicious and fail-proof recipes.
3. Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)
For grade 3 Up—A comprehensive first cookbook for novices. Step-by-step instructions easily spell out how to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as how to prepare vegetables, snacks, and desserts. Standard favorites, such as pancakes, biscuits, apple crisp, pasta, and vanilla pudding, are just a few of the varied range of fare presented.
Good Housekeeping KIDS COOK! features cheerful photos of young people creating foods that kids love to eat. The use of healthy ingredients adds further to the appeal. Colorful stickers and decorative recipe cards are another bonus.
4. The Cookbook for Kids
Packed with more than 60 yummy recipes for easy-to-make treats, from crepes and cookies to fish tacos and nachos, Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Kids makes cooking loads of fun! This book features gorgeous photography and colorful illustrations in a fun, uncomplicated book that kids and parents are sure to love.
5. The Ultimate Kids’ Cookbook: Fun One-Pot Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love!
This cookbook is going to show you step by step how to cook the way grown-ups do, but with your favorite flavors! And the best part is that your parents, siblings or sitters are only your helpers.
The Ultimate Kids’ Cookbook recipes are perfect for kids because they use simple ingredients, don’t take a lot of work and cook all in one pot or pan. Along the way, you’ll learn important skills, such as how to cut foods with or without a knife, how to brown ground meat for tacos, how to cook noodles for pasta dinners and how to use an oven safely.
6. The Everything Kids: Cookbook 2nd Edition
The Everything Kids Cookbook, 2nd Edition has everything you need to get started in the kitchen. Each recipe tells you how hard it is and lets you know exactly what ingredients and equipment you need so that you can plan ahead. You’ll find something you like no matter what you want to cook!
7. Children’s Quick and Easy Cookbook
Children’s Quick and Easy Cookbook is packed with delicious, easy-to-follow recipes that any child can make, from super-fast snacks and speedy meals to treats and sweets. From classic omelets to chicken chow mein to hot chocolate soufflés, it includes dishes the whole family will want to eat.
8. Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook
Designed to give kids confidence cooking and build essential skills, these recipes develop progressively from easy to medium to hard. Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook will help kids develop their culinary know-how as they make healthy, wholesome, kid-approved meals―first with an adult, and eventually, all on their own!
9. Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!
This Baking Class cookbook is a delightful baking companion for kids ages 8–12 features 50 easy-to-follow recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients.
10. American Girl Cooking
American Girl Cooking, is packed with great recipes fit for any occasion! Learn how to whip up tasty treats for movie nights, picnics, fiestas, family dinners, and more! Filled with delicious snacks, soups and salads, main dishes, and side dishes, you’ll be on your way to becoming the best chef in town.
I love to cook with my little ones. My daughter is a pro at finding recipes on Pinterest but my little guy loves cookbooks. Thank you for sharing.
These are fun! My kids love cooking and we are always looking for new ideas
Our boys love to cook. We have a couple of these books already.
My boys are really starting to enjoy creating and helping in the kitchen. This is a great list!
I love the idea of cooking with my kiddos, perhaps they’d be more adventurous as eaters, too!
These look awesome! I had a Disney cookbook as a kid and loved it. These will be great for our girls when they are older!
Kale @ steakandkale.com says
My kids love to cook! Thanks for putting this list together! 🙂