50g (2oz) Butter, softened
25g (1oz) Icing Sugar
1 teaspoon of Milk
75g (3oz) Plain Flour
Writing Icing for decoration
Preheat the open to 108oC, 350oF, Gas Mark 4.
Add Butter into a bowl and stir until creamy. Then sift icing sugar and mix. Add milk and a few drops of Vanilla Essence and mix again.
Sift in flour, mix and squeeze the mixture into a ball of dough. Roll out to 1/2cm thick and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
Bake the biscuits for 6 - 8 minutes, leave them to cool and then decorate.
Then we made some circus treat cookies. These were very tasty and very easy to make.
The only problem I had was spooning them onto the baking tray. I didn't read the instructions and the first batch end up as almost one huge cookie, with a few gaps. Still tasted great.
Charlotte loved mixing, eating the marshmallows and licking the mixture from the whisk.
Charlotte loved the marshmallows and mummy had to get them in the mixture before she ate them all. Good job I bought a big bag :).
150g of unsalted butter
125g soft light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 egg fridge-cold
1 egg yolk fridge-cold
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
326g packet white chocolate
Large handful of Marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
Melt the butter and let it cool a bit. Put the brown and white sugars into a bowl, pour the slightly cooled, melted butter over them and beat together.
Beat in the vanilla, the cold egg and cold egg yolk until your mixture is light and creamy.
Slowly mix in the flour and bicarb until just blended, then fold in the chocolate chips & Marshmallows.
Use a tablespoon to scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are about 8cm/3 inches apart. You will need to make a few batches, keeping the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge between batches.
Bake for 15–17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
During my trip to Asda, I found this fab play tent on sale for £7.50, should of been £15.
Its been such a great buy and Charlotte loves it. We put lots of animals inside and pretended to have a day at the circus. It was great to see her imagination come alive.
Although some animals did get left outside the tent, noone was hurt in the play process :).
To finish our week we painted some fabulous animal plates.
I drew the animal features, ears, antlers, faces etc, on one sheet of card and used plates to create the faces.
Unlike usually where I let Charlotte have fun with the paints, leaving them all out on the tray for her to go wild. This time it was more structured. I gave her one plate at a time and gave her a brush with one colour on.
Surprisingly, she sat doing it for a good half an hour. I helped her with the spots, elephant ears and cut out the features. I stuck them on and added the eyes. Charlotte also helped me stick on the lion's mane.
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