Kids of all ages can help with basic meal preparation tasks, such as washing fruits and vegetables, snapping green beans, stirring cake batter, rolling out pie crusts or mashing potatoes. Of course, no child should be given access to a knife, and any other potentially hazardous cooking utensils or appliances should be placed well out of reach. When you involve your child in the preparation of a recipe from start to finish, the process fosters a real sense of accomplishment. What's more, when children see what ingredients go into a dish and how it's prepared, they'll be likelier to eat it come mealtime. Let your child help prepare the dough for these Gobbler Cookies, and while adults enjoy their coffee after Thanksgiving dinner, kids can decorate the freshly baked treats.