Oh, wait a minute - my children still wake up with the first songbirds, and school is a 2 minute walk away...
Admittedly, though, there is a certain laziness to the days - in part due to the fact that it is
So, my next two recipe shares are child-oriented ones - things that you can make with or for your children. And they loooove the results!
Jammy Flower Biscuits:
- strawberry jam
- cookie dough.
- cookie cutters
- rolling pins (more than one if you've got little helpers)
- flour for dusting
- baking sheets
Use this basic butter cookie recipe
Or this chocolate cookie recipe.
They both make a lot of cookies! So either halve the ingredients, or freeze the remaining dough - I'm a big fan of having cookie dough already made up and ready in the freezer- very handy for busy moms.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
Cut out the shapes - kids love doing this.
Pair up, and cut out the centre of the cookie in one of each pair - a large icing nozzle/piping tip is great for this.
Lay this one on top of the un-cored cookie.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Spoon a small amount of strawberry jam into each centre you've created.
Bake for 10-15minutes - until just starting to turn golden.
Remove from oven.
Sprinkle the centre with granulated sugar, if desired.
Allow to cool before eating - the jam is really hot when it comes out the oven.