This was a cookie recipe that I tried out during the CB, to entertain the boy and get him to continue with his Busy Baker curriculum that he used to have once a week in school. The kids learn how to cook and prepare simple types of food during their Busy Baker lessons, such as pizzas, dumplings, sandwiches in animal shapes etc. So since he was stuck at home with his mummy during the CB, I thought, we might as well try out something together as well. Something simple and which will not require too much cleaning up.
This cookie recipe was one that I dug out from an old recipe book. It is very simple – all it takes is a cup of the Skippy brand peanut butter, combined with a few other basic ingredients such as egg and plain flour. The boy got to decide what shapes he wanted for his cookies – aeroplane, heart, circle – and cut them out with the cookie cutters by himself. Then off they go into the oven to bake till they were crunchy and evenly browned.
The boy loved it, and so do I. This batch of cookies lasted us for a few days that week which helped to make life a lot rosier being stuck at home with each other.
- Skippy stripes peanut butter: 1 cup
- Sugar: 1/3 cup
- Egg: 1, lightly beaten
- Vanilla essence: 1 tsp
- Baking powder: 1/2 tsp
- Plain flour: 1/2 cup
- Preheat oven at 160 degrees Celsius.
- Combine all ingredients together.
- Roll dough to 1cm thickness on a lightly floured surface.
- Press cookie cutter into dough. Place on greased baking paper in tray.
- Bake 12 min. Flip over and bake 5min.
- Cool on a rack before serving.
Makes about 25 – 30 cookies