I actually got a little time to play this morning, after Vicki's lovely strawberry Sundae she created for the DT, I got in the baking mood and made some lovely choc chip cookies, then got thinking (yes my head does hurt) With credit crunch time upon us what an unexpensive gift this would make, for a child or an adult alike. Heres what i came up with.
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Team them with a recipe card, and its just makes the most adorable gift.
Heres the recipe i used.
400g Plain flour
200g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 small packets of cooks choc chips
here is the method
Cream the sugar & butter togther, combine the eggs and the vanilla extract together, before adding them to the butter mix and whisking well. In another bowl combine the flour with the baking powder and the salt, add this to the butter, egg and sugar mix. Mix well until a dough forms. Divide dough into 2 lumps, wrap in cling film and refridgerate for 1 hour. Unwrap your dough and sprinkle your work surface with flour. roll out the dough and sprinkle the choc chips onto the surface and need in well. Cut out with cookie cutters (i just used a drinking glass, as i had no cutters) Bake on a greased baking sheet for 10 mins at 200, They are done when they are slightly springy and golden around the edges. Leave to cool.
I used a kilner jar from Lakeland which you can find here
and some boring plastic sleeves and end caps which look like this
and can be found here You buy the end caps seperately, just so you know.
Before i go my sister was wearing these fantastic socks yesterday and i just had to take a pic, very Milly-esque
Don't you just love them...