Thursday, 20 October 2016

Cooking Cookies With A Toddler

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Cooking Cookies With A Toddler. Bear loves helping in the kitchen. He is enthusiastic if not skilful but he is only just two. 
I have been taking part in #Blogtober16 and whilst reading other blogs came across a really simple recipe for Fridge Cookies. They looked easy and amazing. You can find the original recipe on Raisie Bay Blog

I will say that I sort of halved the recipe and used Lurpak Spreadable as that was what I had. It made the mixture very wet and I had to add copious amounts of flour to make the mixture doughy enough to roll. So please use real butter!

Fridge Cookies

Ingredients

180g plain flour
90g cold BUTTER 
90g castor sugar
one egg
1tsp vanilla essence
Sprinkles

Method

1. Prepare

If cooking with a little toddler collect all the ingredients, weigh them out first. If older they will love to help with this.

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A sneaky spoon going in to mix the egg

2.

Using your fingers rub the butter and flour together until they form breadcrumbs.

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The mixture should go to breadcrumbs but ours went to a sloppy cake like mixture and stuck to Bears hands

3. 

Add the egg, sugar and vanilla and stir until mixed. Bear decided to move the mixture from one bowl to another, wipe it over the work surface and shake his hands every time he got flour on them! It was messy.

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I think Bear thought it was play dough. He loved just putting it in and out of the bowls.

4.

Roll into a sausage shape.

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5. 

Spread the sprinkles out and then roll the mixture in it to cover all the outside. Wrap in cling film and put into the fridge for at least 30 mins.

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6.

Don't forget to clear away the mess

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This is Bear helping. Traditional methods of tidying up can be used.

7.

Preheat the oven to 175C and then take the mixture out of the fridge and cut into slices. Place on a baking tray. Mine were a little too thick and not round at all as someone squashed the roll. I should have rolled each one a little thinner then they would have been perfect.

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I put mine on a silicone sheet but you could use baking paper

8.

Bake for about 10 mins until they are golden brown. Because my cookies were too thick they took closer to 18mins and then were slightly over cooked.

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9.

They were delicious. They were a little like shortbread but because I didn't use real butter they weren't very buttery. They certainly survived all that a toddler threw at them.

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These weren't perfect in shape or bake and we would be out of Great British Bake Off on day one! Bear loved it, he helped clear the mess by sweeping the sprinkles from the floor and he did actually taste one. Mmm he said, but didn't eat any more. I think I need to make something savoury next as he is not a fan of sweet things.

We love cooking together, do you cook with your toddler? 

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