School Holiday Activity – Baking Biscuits

Cooking With Children

100s of Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 500g butter
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cups self-raising flour

Optional Ingredients:

  • Hundreds and Thousands
  • Choc Chips
  • Coconut
  • Strawberry Jam

Instructions:

These are very easy to make and a great recipe to make with the children. It makes over 120 biscuits so you can divide up the dough and make different style biscuits or cling wrap sections of dough and freeze for another time.

  1. Preheat oven to a moderate temperature.
  2. Cream sugar and butter in a large bowl.
  3. Add condensed milk and flour.
  4. Roll into teaspoon sized balls and press down with a fork.
  5. Place on to trays lined with baking paper and bake for about 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Biscuits will harden once they cool.

On this week’s Menu Plan Monday Post I linked to a terrific biscuit recipe from Kate at Picklebums that I planned to cook this week. (Recipe has now been added above. :) )

The recipe stated that it made approx 120 biscuits, so the first week of school holidays was the perfect opportunity to test run the recipe. With the children home and friends dropping by, it would assure a sweet treat was always available.

Cold and windy on Monday afternoon, I took the opportunity to bake the biscuits with the children as an activity. They loved it. I helped them with some of the initial steps, but once we were at the dough stage, they cut it up into four and each child could then add what extra ingredients they wanted to their base dough.

Each child chose different extras to add to their dough as follows:
Thinker – cocoa and choc chips
Little Rascal – cocoa and 100s and 1000s
Possum – 100s and 1000s
Babaganouski – white choc chips.

They then all rolled and forked their dough into biscuit shapes and took turns baking them in the oven. The children were very excited when we counted them all up (they insisted upon doing this) and we had indeed made exactly 120 biscuits. I think we could have made more than that, given that Babaganouski kept eating large junks of his raw dough! The process took about an hour and we then had a delightful afternoon tea with warm biscuits.

Next time we make this recipe I will freeze some dough, a tip that I learnt from Marita who commented on my post 10 Quick Ways to Feed Unexpected Lovely Visitors. This will be really helpful to have stored in the freezer for those times when we run low on items for lunch boxes or friends drop in.

Thanks again Kate for sharing this recipe.

Comments

  1. says

    Oh looks like you guys had great fun with these!

    I really can’t take much credit for the recipe though – it was posted on a scrapping forum I frequent and a few people did post links to what might be the original source when I posted it on my blog too… but wherever it came from it sure is easy, cheap and delish!

    katefs last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Meet Beech-wee

  2. says

    I made these a few weeks ago with Guerita and we had loads of fun deciding what to put in them. I froze some of the dough and made the rest a week later and they turned out perfectly.

    I tagged you for a meme, BTW, and I will get round to the one you tagged me for soon!

  3. says

    Sounds way too yummy! Will try and bake these next week – I’ve got a ball this Saturday night so am trying to be good! I will probably eat at least 100 and the kids might be lucky to get 20!

  4. Hannah says

    I made these biscuits and they are yummy!
    The biscuits were plain, choc-chip, peanut and chocolate.
    They were so easy to make.
    What a great recipe!
    Thanks

  5. says

    We made these too, Miss Three used Smarties,Master Five had crushed choc-coated honeycomb, and I made choc chip & cranberry. Master Fives were the nicest though, and went a lovely colour from the honeycomb crumbs through the batter.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Nicole from Planning with Kids and Kate from Picklebums swear by this recipe. Not only does this recipe make a huge batch of 100+ cookies…but you can separate the batch out so each child can add their own extras like chocolate chips, 100s & 1000s, raisins etc. You will be able to keep all the punters happy with different cookies made from the same batch. […]