Today we did more baking. The difference is that this time we indulged our sweet tooth and made peanut m&m cookies.
(I know what you’re thinking; peanuts are no good for toddlers. This isn’t Little Splodge’s first encounter with peanuts and she is pretty good at chewing her food before she swallows so we weren’t too worried about her having the peanut m&ms.)
The recipe for the cookies is pretty basic as cookie recipes go.
300g Plain Flour
140g Caster Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
2tsp Vanilla Extract
1) Preheat the oven to 180*c (Gas Mark 4)
2) Mix butter and caster sugar in a large bowl
3) Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat to combine
4) Sift the flour into the bowl and mix well (you might need to use your hands to bring the dough together)
Having learned from our last baking experience Little Splodge was naked apart from her nappy for this batch of cookies. As always she enjoyed the mixing and ended up just a little covered in the flour … as did the table, the floor and my skirt.
Once we got the dough together it was time to make the cookies. Luckily, this time the dough didn’t require any rolling out so it was one less thing that could possibly go wrong with the cookies.
They did however, need rolling into balls which proved to be a little beyond Little Splodge’s concentration range so that turned out to be a mommy job.
She was more than happy to help pat the dough balls down a little once they were on the tray and put the m&ms in the middle of the cookies.
Just check out those toddler finger prints. They definitely made for some interesting patterns in the finished cookies
Overall, baking is proving to be Little Splodge’s favourite form of inside messy play. Mainly because she enjoys eating the finished product when they come out of the oven.
If you want step by step instructions from our very own Little Splodge then this video is for you.