Monday, June 27

Lunchbox Legends: Cornflake cookies - school holiday activity too!

My frills love to cook with Mummy.  Even better if they get to touch, feel and eat them almost straight away..!  A few tips I can share about what makes it work when cooking with multiple children at once:

- Get the ingredients ready in advance
- Let older children do the measuring
- Let younger children do the pouring
- Reserve some mixture so everyone has a spoon or beater
- Give them a chance to all have a turn at something

Eloise got the Woman's Day Easy as 1,2,3 cookbook from her Aunty Becky for her birthday - it's a cute little book full of practical ideas - Eloise who is a big fan of cornflakes for breakfast couldn't go past cornflake cookies.  

Adapted from Woman's Day Easy as 1,2,3 
125g butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup raisins
2 1/2 cups cornflakes

Preheat oven to 190 degrees c

In a mixer cream the butter and the sugar.  Add egg and vanilla extract and beat in the flour, raisins and 1 cup of the cornflakes.

Pour the other 1 1/2 cups of cornflakes into a bowl or tray.   Roll the dough into balls and roll in the remaining cornflakes.

Place onto greased baking tray and slightly pressed down.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.   Allow to cool on trays.

Store in freezer for 2 months or in airtight container for 5 days - they won't last that long!

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3 lovely comments:

Flip said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I think my mum used to make these for me .... nearly 30 years ago! But she added choc chips too. I have always wished I had some of her recipes written down before she passed away, so I'll be trying these out (with choc chips added!) while thinking of her awesome cooking - thanks Liss.

Amy on June 27, 2011 at 1:09 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Yum! We will be giving these ago this week.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on June 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Well done girls! They look like they're really enjoying themselves!


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