Make it: 3 tasty cookies to make with junior

Have fun in your kitchen with your kewpie as you assemble these easy, kid-friendly bakes.

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Is there anything more pleasant than the aroma of freshly-baked goods wafting through the house? Probably not!

Nothing bonds a family like sitting around the dining table sharing scrumptious comfort food, such as cakes and cookies fresh from the oven. Even better, bake them with your mini-me!

Little hands may make a whole lot of mess, but it will help them feel useful, which boosts their self-esteem. Messing around with ingredients will also help your tyke understand food preparation better. Plus, you really can’t put a price on all the memories you’ll make during a family baking session.

Round up the brood the next time you have a free afternoon or weekend and try these yummy scrummy cookie recipes that are oh-so-easy to make. They go so well with a tall glass of fresh milk!

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Chocolate Malt Powder With Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 36 cookies

Ingredients:

200g unsalted butter, at room temperature

110g brown sugar

50g castor sugar

½ tsp salt

2 eggs

2 tsps vanilla extract

80g chocolate malt powder

256g plain flour

1¼ tsps bicarbonate of soda

180g semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Method:

1.      Preheat oven to 190 deg C. Line baking trays. Set aside.

2.      Using an electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, castor sugar and salt together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat slightly. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.

3.      Add chocolate malt powder.

4.      Sieve in flour and bicarbonate of soda. Beat until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and mix well into a dough.

5.      Scoop about 1 heaping tablespoonful of dough onto prepared baking trays, leaving about 5cm space between each cookie. Repeat until dough is used up.

6.      Bake at 190 deg C for 10 to 12 minutes, or longer if you prefer cookies to be crispy.

7.      Leave cookies to cool on a wire rack before serving or storing in an airtight container.

 

Coming right up, two more simple-to-make cookie recipes to satisfy everyone’s sugar cravings!