Baking treats is a big component to building up a child’s healthy relationship with food and teaching them that they can eat these delicious treats every now and then.
The value they get from being in the kitchen, learning about food from a young age is invaluable and something they will hold on to for a lifetime.
See Shelley’s article “The Value of Cooking with Kids” on our blog!
- 3 cups plain flour
- ¾ tsp Organic Times Baking Powder
- 115 grams Organic Times Salted Butter
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg (lightly whisked)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp milk
- Organic Times Icing Sugar ( to dust)
- 2 tsp Organic Times Salted Butter (softened)
- Cream the butter and sugar with electric beaters.
- Then add in egg, vanilla and milk and beat to combine.
- Sift in flour and baking powder and use a wooden spoon to fold into the butter mixture to form a smooth dough.
- Divide the dough into two and wrap in cling wrap.
- Place in the fridge for at least 1 hr.
- Preheat the oven to 160C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Take one piece of the dough out of the fridge and dust with a little icing sugar.
- Roll out to ¼ inch thick and then use your favourite cookie cutters to cut shapes.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Carefully transfer the shapes onto the baking trays.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely
- Add the icing sugar into a medium bowl, add in the butter and milk, 1 tbsp at a time until the icing comes together in a smooth, thick paste.
- Divide the icing into 2-3 bowls and add in 1-2 drops of food dye.
- Use the back edge of a teaspoon to spread a little icing over the top of the cookies.
- Top with all of your favourite Organic Time goodies.
- If it starts to stick to the cootie cutter, dust with a little more icing sugar.