cookie recipes for kids March 22, 2014
I have just recieved the weather report that we won’t be experiencing the lovely summer sun as we did last weekend. Instead we’ll be hit with splatters of rain so there isn’t a better time to start practising making cookies for mother’s day.
Just in case you won’t be able to pop out to the shops due to the weather, we’ve given you some cookie recipes for kids with ingredients that you’ll be able to find in your larder easily. It’ll keep the kids entertain for a few hours, just don’t think about the mess in the kitchen!
If you have any good plans for mother’s day, then please do share with us all.
Easy cookie recipes for kids
- 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 100g/3½oz caster sugar
- 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
- 275g/10oz plain flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- To decorate
- 400g/14oz icing sugar
- 3-4 tbsp water
- 2-3 drops food colourings
- Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.
- Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.
- Using biscuit cutters, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.
- Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
- For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.
- Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and set aside until the icing hardens.