Thursday, 12 April 2012

Cooking with toddlers - thumbprint cookies

We tried this recipe for the first time today, and it was very successful.  It's from the brilliant "Kids First Cookbook:
You get 4 ounces of light brown (or muscovado) sugar and 4 ounces of butter and beat them together until light and fluffy. 

Mix in one egg.  C is just learning to crack an egg into a bowl at the moment, and loves any chance he gets to practice this new skill.

Stir in 2 ounces of plain flour, 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda, 2 ounces of cocoa powder and 4 ounces of oats until really gooey.

Now get your hands in there and roll into sixteen little balls.  Lightly press them on to your baking tray, leaving plenty of space for expansion.
With a thumb dipped into flour, press a dent in the top of each one.
Bake at 180 C for ten minutes, then leave on the tray to set for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Use two teaspoons to put a blob of chocolate spread into the dent in each cookie.

Lick all bowls and spoons because they are all delicious!
Try very hard to wait until after dinner to devour your treat.


  1. Ooh, they look brilliant! Fun too - my kind of baking!

  2. They look delicious and adorable - the cookies look pretty good too! ;-)