Playing with food doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, it can be fun and exciting, brightening up an ordinary recipe or meal. Draw up the outline of a fun shape, cartoon character or animal and arrange your freshly baked cookies on top. But always remember to use clean hands!
Ingredients 90g unsalted butter, softened
½ cup caster sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
¼ cup crunchy peanut butter
½ tbs cocoa powder.
Materials Non-toxic marker
Grease proof paper
Preheat oven to 160°C, line a baking tray.
In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until pale.
Add in the vanilla essence and egg, beat well to combine.
Sift in the flour.
Divide the dough in half. In one bowl stir in the peanut butter and in the other half sift in the cocoa powder. Mix well to combine.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
Remove from the refrigerator and roll both the dough out into a rectangular shape.
Place the chocolate dough on top of the peanut butter dough.
Starting from the long side, begin rolling the edges in like a swiss roll. Keep rolling until it becomes a log * and secure the ends by pressing gently.
Place in the refrigerator until firm again. When firm, use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 1 cm thick cookies.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Cool for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile on grease proof paper, with a non-toxic marker draw the outline of a shape, animal or anything preferred.
Cut the shape out and turn it over.
When cookies are ready, have fun arranging them onto your picture before eating!
Note: Remember to use clean hands and a non-toxic marker! Other fun shapes to decorate could be a sun, flower, butterfly, shell etc. I halved the recipe and made about 20 mini cookies, this recipe should make about 40 mini cookies or 20 larger ones.