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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Kids Making Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies Recipe

340g butter
(room temperature or warm it up in microwave)
1 cup sugar
3.5 cups flour
1 capful vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

100g chopped dark chocolate

1 interesting silicon cookie mould - we were lucky to find this fabulous Butterflies and Bugs silicon mold at the Warehouse for $10.

Step 1 - Premeasure ingredients, or measure on the fly, but have the kids take turns dumping them in.

Step 2 - Once all the ingredients are mixed except the chocolate, it will be difficult for the kids to stir.  First, get them to wash their hands!  Then they can all stick their hands in to help combine the butter with the other ingredients.

Step 3 - Squish the dough into the silicon mould, getting it into all the corners so that the cookies come out well.  Leave a little space at the top for the chocolate bits.  Sprinkle the chocolate all over the cookies randomly and press in.

Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on size of cookie) at 180 degrees C (160 degrees C fanbake).

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