Yep, cooking with kids is messy! Which is why I rarely do this LOL
65g unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
1/3 cup self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 180C and line two biscuit trays with baking paper.
In a small mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with electric beaters until light and creamy.
Add sifted flours, cocoa and milk.
Stir with a flat-bladed knife until the mixture forms a soft dough.
Turn out onto a piece of baking paper and knead for 1 minute or until smooth.
Roll dough out to around 5mm and cut your biscuits.
At this point, I pressed skewers into some of the biscuits to make cookie pops
Place on the trays and bake for around 12 - 15 minutes, depending on the size of the biscuits. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
And hearts.... girly girly.
Miss Jane requested white chocolate for the icing - no probs! Just zap a handful of chocolate melts in the microwave at 15 second increments and stir till melted and smooth. As a special treat I made another small bowl but tinted it pink and flavoured it with strawberry oil. They loved it!
Don't be fooled by the serious concentrating face..... they were both having a great time!
I also happened to have some spare fondant flowers and leaves which came in handy.
So proud of their work :) And yes... they have all been eaten!