Easy Peasy Cookies with the Kids

cookies 1cookies 2Ok, so they aren’t as easy as the premade Betty biscuits that you can by in the fridge at the supermarket but without the pouring and mixing stage of the cooking where would the fun be! No spoon to lick! Hmmm……

I found this great recipe at Kidspot and it was oh so quick and oh so easy.


  • 1 1/2 cups castor sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Icing glaze:

  • 2 1/4 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp glucose syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Food colouring of your choice


Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine.

Divide dough in half and gather into balls. Flatten them to disks and cover in cling film. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside.

On a floured work surface, roll dough to 1/2 cm thickness and cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter or any other shapes that you have. You can even put a lollipop stick in them before you bake so they become cookie pops.

Place on the tray and bake for 13 minutes or until pale golden.

Transfer cookies to racks to cool.

Mix cookie glaze ingredients together and colour to you liking. Cover cookies with the glaze.

About Andrew Embley

Andrew's played over 230 football games, in his 14th season, has a passion for food and health and family and is 'cooking with embers'...

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