Shortbread is a perfect homemade Christmas gift. This Christmas shortbread recipe is so easy to make that the kids could do it themselves.
They would make a lovely, thoughtful little homemade Christmas gift to give to your friends and family too.
We wrapped ours in some cellophane and tied with a ribbon, ready to give to a loved one. We also purchased this cute little snowman stamp to emboss festive pictures onto our shortbread, you don’t have to have one of these, but it was fun to use!
You can pick similar ones up, for a reasonable price on Amazon here
Easy Christmas Shortbread Recipe for kids
125g butter 55g caster sugar 180g plain flour
1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl 2. Add the flour and mix together well 3. Bring the dough together into a ball 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to approx 1cm thick 5. Cut out circles of shortbread dough and place onto a lined baking tray, repeating until all the dough is used 6. If using a stamp, gently press down onto the shortbread 7. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C for 15-20 mins 8. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a pinch of caster sugar 9. Leave to cool. Then enjoy
This easy Christmas shortbread recipe for kids would also work perfectly with our dinosaur and unicorn cookie cutters, available to purchase in our online shop.
If you have had a go at creating some homemade shortbread, whether for Christmas or not, we would love to see them.
We would love you to visit our Facebook site and share your delicious creations with us xx
Tuesday 16th July 2019 National Cherry Awareness Day
I absolutely adore fresh, juicy cherries, and as it is national Cherry awareness day on Tuesday i thought id take the opportunity to share a delicious cherry slush recipe, share some cherry facts and link you up with some cherry based activity sheets for the kids!
As well as being sweet and delicious, Cherries can actually help with getting a better night sleep, improving memory and are great for the immune system. A perfect super-food for growing kids! Just x10 Cherries count as 1 serving of fruit.
Did you know that Cherry farms in the UK are slowly dying out, with over 95% of our cherries now being imported from abroad! UK cherries are typically in season in the UK between the months of May – August, so why not help our local farms and find a cherry picking farm near you and bring this fruit back to the UK trade!
This cherry slush recipe is a delicious, sweet, cooling summer drink that you and the kids are bound to love. Made with x3 ingredients only and ready in under 2 minutes! Perfect for staying hydrated on hot summer days.
300g frozen / fresh pitted cherries
2 tbsp honey (to taste)
300g Ice cubes
Place all ingredients into a food processor
Pulse until slushy
Pour into glasses
If you still cant get enough of all the cherry themed fun then this blog has some really cool, fun, crafty ideas for you to do, from cherry tree thumb painting to cherry scented play-dough.
Or there’s some lovely cherry based colouring pages available to download here.
If you make your own cherry slush we would love to hear about it and see some pictures of your creations, let us know over on our Facebook page.
These Cheesecake filled Easter Eggs are sure to satisfy even the sweetest of sweet tooth’s!
A Chocolate Easter Egg shell, filled with crumbly buttery biscuits, sweet creamy cheese and topped with a myriad of delicious sweet delights.
This dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser for both young and old around the dinner table!
Cheesecake Filled Easter Eggs
150ml Double cream
1tsp Vanilla extract
x4 Digestive biscuits
250g Cream cheese
50g Icing sugar
x1 Chocolate Egg
Toppings of your choice (we used a mixture of Smarties, Mini Eggs, Mini Creme Eggs, Mini Oreos, Sprinkles, Lindt Bunnies and Toffee Sauce)
Place the biscuits into a sandwich bag and bash using a rolling pin
Divide the crushed biscuits between the 2 Chocolate Egg shells
Stir together the icing sugar and cream cheese
Whip the cream with the vanilla extract until it just starts to form stiff peaks
Add the whipped cream to the cream cheese mix and fold together
Spread the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and smooth down level to the top of the egg
Add your toppings
Chill until served
My Daughters Eggs (she LOVES sprinkles 😀 )
If, after devouring these delicious cheesecake filled Easter eggs, you need something extra to fill your time, then take a look at the following linked ideas:
Activity Village is full of fantastic, fun, creative ideas for things to do with your kids. Follow the link here
Take a look at some of our other fun Easter activities from Whisk Kids, including getting the kids creative by making their own chocolate bars, ideal for Easter gifts. Alternatively make some bunny bait popcorn, perfect for Easter sleepovers! Check out these ideas and more by clicking here
Wishing you a Happy, fun-filled Easter, with love, from Whisk Kids