Cooking Caramel Cookies


Associate the letter C with the /k/ sound in words such as cookies, candy, and caramel.


Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • cook
  • caramel
  • cookies
  • candy


  • Aprons 
  • Mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring cups 
  • Paper towels
  • Caramel Cookie ingredients:
    • Chocolate cake mix
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 1 package of Rolo chocolate candies (unwrapped)
  • Previously prepared caramel cookies 
  • Picture cards
  • Cook and Clean target text
  • Letter cards
  • Circle C design

The children will cook caramel cookies as they practice the /k/ sound in words that begin with the letter C, such as cook, caramel, cookies, and candy.

Literacy Activities
Find Caramel Cookies

  • Place the picture cards around the classroom.
  • Instruct the children to find a cookie card.
  • Have the children chant, “/k/, /k/, /k/” as they search the classroom.
  • Have the children say, “C for cookie” when they find a cookie card.
  • Write a letter C on the back of each card the children find.

Cook caramel cookies

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except for the Rolos. The mixture should have the texture of playdough. 
  • Take a small spoonful of cookie dough and press a Rolo into the center. Place each spoonful of dough on a non-greased pan about one inch apart. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for seven to eight minutes until the cookies start to crackle. Let the cookies cool completely before serving them to the children. (The cookies will flatten out as they cool.)
  • If you do not have access to an oven, set the unbaked cookies aside and serve previously prepared caramel cookies.

More Practice
Read Cook and Clean

  • Display the Cook and Clean target text so that all of the children can see it.
  • Read the text together as a class.
  • Allow the children to take turns pointing to all of the Cs in the text while saying, "C says /k/."

Cool the Cookie (Similar to “Hot Potato”)

  • Sit around in a circle.
  • Set a timer for a short amount of time (less than 30 seconds).
  • Pass around a cookie, and each time a child gets it, have them say, “/k/, /k/, cookie starts with C.”
  • Have the child who is holding the cookie when the timer goes off step out of the circle.
  • Continue until only one child remains as the winner.

Make a C design

  • Give the children a circle C design page.
  • Have the children place a letter C card on each space along the circle, saying the /k/ sound each time they place a new letter card.

SEEL Target Texts

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Cook and Clean

I can cook.
I can cook a cookie.
I can cook a caramel cookie.
I can clean.
I can clean up.
I can clean up after I cook.
I can clean up after I cook a caramel cookie.
Can you?


SEEL At Home

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Associate the letter C with the /k/ sound in words such as cookie, clean, and caramel.


  • Cookie picture cards
  • Pencil

Activity: /k/, /k/, Cookies

  • Hide cookie picture cards around the room.
  • Instruct your child to find the cookies while chanting "/k/, /k/, /k/" as he or she searches.
  • Have your child say, "C for /k/, /k/ cookie" when he or she finds a cookie.
  • Write a letter C on the back of the card. 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.



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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.