One of my favourite ways to express my creativity is in the form of a party. Kids parties even more so!
Yesterday the almost birthday boy and I made some cute little shortbreads using some cookie cutters we nabbed from the playdough box. (Yes, I washed them first).
I love using this recipe for shaped biscuits because it always keeps it shape perfectly after cooking. Very yummy when iced also.
Adapted from my well-loved 1975 ‘Nursing Mother’s Cookbook’
375g plain flour
60g cornflour or rice flour
125g castor sugar
1/2 tspn salt
Rub butter into flour. Add all other ingredients. Knead for 5 minutes. A full 5 minutes people – this is the KEY! It will look all dry when you first put ingredients together, but after kneading it is beautiful and soft and ready to roll.
Roll onto lightly floured surface and cut into shapes. Put on baking paper on tray. Bake for about 30 mins at 180C, reducing to 150C after 5 mins.
I had been very excited to find some straw cowboy hats for $2 each that would have been the perfect take home pressie (along with a bag of ‘chicken feet’ lollies that I found on line). Unfortunately after being on order for 3 weeks, the hats did not come in.
The chicken feet came though! You can get some here.
As replacement party hats
(which to be honest, lots of kids don’t wear anyway!)
I whipped up some of these cows last night.
To make your own go here.
For more creative spaces go here.
Come back on Monday for some farm party pics!
…and on Tuesday for an easy peasy dinner winner from my trusty NMAA cookbook!