Friday, August 14
Polka dot cookies, a new do and some layouts
Here is the recipe I promised you...we call them POLKA DOT COOKIES...makes about 27 cookies...fun and easy for the kids to make...Mia loves pouring in the M&M's best (and trying to sneak some dough when Mum's back is turned)! 125g butter 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 egg 1 1/2 cups sr flour 1/3 cup quick cooking oats (or one sachet if you buy that kind) 3/4 cup "polka dots" (we use mini M&M's, but choc chips or smarties are just as good) Beat butter, sugars, vanilla and egg with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted flour, oats and mini M&M's. Roll dessertspoonfuls of mixture into balls. Place on lined trays and flatten slightly with fingertips. Bake at 190 degrees celsius 10-12 mins or until just golden. Cool on trays 5 mins, transfer to wire cooling rack. Mia announced she would like all her hair cut off. Aaarrgghh!!! was my first thought as I was only thinking the other day how lovely and long it was getting and so much easier to put into a bun for ballet class. Anyhow, it's her hair after all...so out came the scissors. This is the result... So very cute and grown up! She loves it and couldn't wait to go to the bus stop to pick up the girls and show them. I did these layouts this week...this one was using a take away pack from Pip Prosser and this one is with the Happy Bird-day range by 3 Bugs in a Rug...not a great photo, but oh well... Spending a day at home today house-working...ho hum...must find some time to get outside and enjoy this glorious weather though...is this the end of Winter I wonder???