Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Bedtime biscuits...

Our little freerangers are biscuit addicts. Like most children they have no particlar preference. They're not at all elitist in their cookie cravings and given the chance they would probably opt for the nastiest dayglo additive packed fuel on offer. The answer - home made, at least when time allows!

These chocolate and vanilla biscuits are from Tessa Kiros book 'Apples for Jam'. They are super simple to make and rolling them up into twists makes for great fun for little chefs.

You need

180g butter
150g caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
240g plain flour
20g cocoa

After mashing the butter and sugar together, add the flour and work it all together. Then whisk the egg with the vanilla and add it to the dough, kneading it well.

Next split the dough and add the cocoa to one half. This needs quite a lot of working in but it will come together I promise! Wrap each disc in clingfilm and chill on the fridge for half an hour.

Finally, roll it out and let the fun begin! They may not look perfect but they do taste yummy!

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  1. That looks a nice, simple, fun recipe for the wee ones. My two would loe them. Thanks.

  2. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Am peckish now! You temptress! lol!

  3. They look delicious, might have to give this one a go. Do you roll each piece of dough out separately then twist parts of each together, and what temperature do you cook on and for how long?

  4. Those are beautiful n lovely :)


  5. nice recipe..looks like a must try..

  6. Thanks everyone, they really were delicious. I say were as they're all gone! I haven't posted many recipes before so sorry if I skipped on the details Jo - I rolled both doughs out seperately, cut them into strips then wrapped them around each other, squidging them together a bit as I went! Then i baked them on 200 degrees for 12-15 mins. Then we scoffed them!

  7. oooh, these do sound so yummy! I love the pic of the dogs below too, how sweet they are!

  8. So much better than the dayglo ones from the supermarket!!!

    Love the two tone effect - great fun and tasty!

  9. Fabulous! I'm going to give them a go this weekend...

  10. Thanks for that, I'm definitely going to make these.

  11. Yum - I'm a bit of a cookie monster myself and when I bake I have to freeze at least half the cookies so I don't devour them in one evening. That's besides eating a significant amount of the cookie dough too! Yours look soooo good!

  12. Who wants perfect - they look splendid - clever freerangers.


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