Sunday, 10 May 2009

Play Time!!

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
175g butter
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...


Carolyn said...

Fantastic Jo - what great ideas. They had Kilner type jars at Dunhelm Mill a while back, and also Tesco's if people are looking for them.

Jo said...

oooh of course, never thought of those places, ikea also do them for pence!!! even better lol. thank you jo and the tinker team

ella bella said...

what a fabulous idea Jo and such a cute litte gift, love it!! I also love those socks they are awesome!!
Tracy x

lilacanglia said...

Talk about make my mouth water, wow, everything looks so scrummy,
thanks for the inspirations,
and love them socks lol,

fairymadjo said...

what a great idea, my youngest leaves pre- school in july , ready for big school as he says :) . i think this would be great idea to give teachers and helpers :)
oh i love the socks :)
huggs jo x

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Vicki said...

cor Jo, those cookies look delish..mmmmm...yummy, glad to have given you some baking!!! Fab idea with the kilner boxes not seen those before and what a great way to give a gift too, well done luvly, may have to give those cookies a go now, thanks for the recipe. luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Vicki said...

Hiya Jo, only!!

When get chance pop over to my blog as there are a few awards waiting for you to collect ((hugs)) xx vicki xx

Nicki said...

They look yummy! and very pretty i must add and them socks... WOW they are just fab! i want a pair!
remind me of gorjuss legs!!!