Note the only Princess having to work with all these rambunctious Princes, ca'dear.
This cookie recipe is sooo easy and handles any variation. Want nuts? Chuck 'em in. Vegan? Use vegan butter and water or a milk alternative as your liquid. There are no rules, no scales and the kids can eat the batter.
3 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons White Sugar
3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Vanilla Extract (use the cap of the bottle if you have the little mini bottle or roughly a teaspoon)
8 tablespoons Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda (only use if you're using Plain Flour)
2 tablespoons milk/liquid
Couple of handfuls of Choc Chips (or whatever you're using)
Cream butter and sugar
Add salt and vanilla extract
Mix in the flour (and baking soda if using)
This is the fun part where they get to use their hands. Slowly add the liquid as you may not need it all, remember it should be a dough so shouldn't be too wet.
Add Choc chips and spread throughout the dough
Shape dough into a sausage shape, wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge for around 10-15 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to around Gas Mark 6 (400 electric, 180 fan)
Grab cookie dough from fridge and slice
Form slices into balls and place on a baking tray/sheet (if you have it use some baking paper). Remember not to put them too close, they will spread in the oven and you'll have the potential to end up with one big cookie
Bake for approximately 5-7 minutes.
Note: Cookies should be soft when they first come out of the oven, they will harden as they cool down so try not to let them brown in the over or they may end up a little too hard.
Not all baking has to be sweet. Pitta Pizzas are an easy and fun recipe that will encourage kids to try new things. Get the kids chopping, spreading, tasting, touching. Finally, they'll feel good about themselves because they've made their own dinner. And remember Mummies, if you add this to your movie night you'll save £££'s.
1 Pitta per person
1 Tube tomato puree or a sauce you enjoy e.g. BBQ
Chopped ingredients you enjoy (only used cooked meats)
Oil (coconut, sunflower, olive oil, whatever you got)
Pitta on a baking tray
Add your ingredients, largest at the bottom. Here you can try at least one ingredient your child has never had.
Drizzle over a teaspoon of oil on each pitta
Bake in the middle of the oven for 5-10 minutes at Gas Mark 5 (375 electric, 170 fan)
Note: These will be extremely hot so let them cool down and serve them sliced.
REMEMBER: It's not how it looks it's how it tastes!!!!
NB: Pitta Pizzas picture courtesy of www.eatsamazing.co.uk