To treat with indulgence and often overtender care
To cook gently
To molly coddle someone or some pet is to really fuss over them; to over indulge them.
Winemakers must coddle and care for the grape in hopes that the wine it produces will be among the best.
You can watch the birds cozy up with their eggs or coddle their newly hatched chicks.
Luangpor looked after us but he did n't coddle us, and as much as possible left us to find out for ourselves.