Milk Drinker’s Cookie Recipe

star biscuits

James really loves baking. I’m mentioned that a few times now, and honestly it’s crazy how much he enjoys rolling the dough and scooping the ingredients, even pressing ‘zero’ on the scales is exciting! So we decided to make some biscuits in the shape of stars. There are two options in the recipe below – you can choose egg-free or to include the egg. Both versions taste great with a glass of milk!

 milk drinkers cookie recipe | babyfoote 
Very important first step – wash your hands! James is getting really independent and can now reach the bathroom taps and soap when he uses a step stool. So the excitement of baking begins with washing his own hands (yes, I have to check he’s used soap occasionally!)

You will need:

100g (4 oz) butter

50g (2 oz) caster sugar

few drops of vanilla extract

175g (6 oz) plain flour

One egg yolk (optional)

Preheat the oven to 150C. Grease two baking trays. 

Put the butter and the sugar in a bowl and whisk till fluffy. 

Add as much vanilla extract as you like: we used half a capful, you could keep it to a drop or two.  Then add the flour to the butter/sugar mix and whisk again. At this point, you’ve got a nice biscuit recipe all made – just scrunch the mixture up into a dough and roll it out. If you don’t want to add egg, then warm hands will make the mixture stick together a bit better. 

 roll out the dough for milk drinkers cookies 
Otherwise, add your egg yolk and whisk again. I added an egg yolk because the mixture wasn’t coming together as a good dough. My mum told me the ‘warm hand’ trick to combat that issue! 

Then roll out the mixture on a lightly floured surface. James does our rolling and he loves to do so. He also presses the cutter into the dough and puts the biscuits on the tray.   We made around 16 stars and one big circle cookie.

star  biscuit recipe

Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cookies are lightly golden. 

 milk drinkers biscuit recipe | babyfoote 
Tip onto a wire tray and eat when cool. If you store these in a tightly sealed tub they’ll last for a good few days. 

Enjoy with a cool glass of Cravendale milk.

  
This recipe post is an entry for BritMums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale

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4 Comments

    • October 23, 2015 / 5:07 pm

      Not nearly as hungry as I was reading about your banana bread, which incidentally has been on my mind all day, so I’ve made the boys it for their Friday after tea treat.

      • October 23, 2015 / 6:30 pm

        Oh wow! Hope you all enjoy your banana bread! I’d love to see a photo if you have one to share 🙂 happy Friday

  1. October 28, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Great recipe and one of my favourite things is baking with children. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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