thank you for posting this!
I have been thinking about doing this for a while.
when we used to live in Southern California we went to Disneyland a lot and they had a couple cookie activities that we tried.
one was a Nestle sponsored activity.
the kids were grouped in about a bunch of 5 and put by a table. each kid added one ingredient and mixed the dough. then the took turns putting scoops of the chocolate-chip cookie dough on cookie sheets. then the helpers picked up the sheets and all the kids chanted something about fairies and pixie dust and out came cooked cookies. (it was cute, they made a point to make one big cookie in the middle of the pan, so that when they saw the cooked cookies come out it was more convincing that it was theirs
) the helpers passes out packages of 3 cookies to all the participating familes.
(while the kids were waiting at the begining they were given a paper chefs hat to color)
the second was a boxed, do-it-yourself cookie set.
it was a very large castle shaped sugar cookie. it came with some candy shapes that they could stick on, and three colors of BC icing in little plastic tubs. there was also a plastic knife. (I found it a bit difficult to deal with, but it was functional) the boxed set was $8.95.
anyway, thanks again for all the wonderful ideas and pointers!
(I've been asked to do an activity for my DD girl scout troup.)