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Super Easy Biscuits for all ages

This is a great recipe for all ages. I've been baking with A since she could stand on her ikea steps to reach the counter! She likes to watch me whilst I am cooking and of course copy what I am doing. Baking is ideal as the tools are safe, with supervision of course. A likes to poke and roll out the dough and 'help' put the chocolate chips on and by that I mean eat them! This isn't a cookie dough mix but I had some chocolate chips in the cupboard so we added them on.

What you'll need

  • 165g Caster Sugar

  • 250g Butter, (Can be unsalted) softened

  • 1 Egg Yolk

  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence

  • 350g Plain Flour

  • Chocolate chips (optional)

Learning Opportunities

  • Sensory

  • Language Development

  • Great for fine and gross motor skills

  • Measurements

  • Safety in the kitchen

How to

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

  2. Beat the butter together with the sugar. Electric beaters will do this for you quicker but if you don't have some you can use a wooden spoon or a whisk.

  3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix.

  4. Then sift the flour in and mix until it becomes a dough. If you find it is too dry, put another egg in.

  5. Put some flour down on the surface and on the rolling pin and roll out to approximately 1cm and cut out the shapes. If you don’t have any cutters, you can cut around a glass or similar.

  6. Place on a baking tray and bake until slightly golden on the edges.

I encourage A, with close supervision, to use most kitchen tools, except knives, hob, oven and anything else sharp at the moment; she's currently 17 months. I will look into getting her child safe knives when she is more confident handling utensils and stops putting everything in her mouth! Every child is different and develops at different speeds but I find there is always something they can take part in safely. If you're not sure how to include your child in the kitchen, please feel free to contact me for some ideas.

If you try the recipe please feel free to share your photos with me on Instagram @NaturaHomeUK

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