Saturday, January 30, 2010

Play Then Eat

As the kids woke up quite late today, I decided to let them skip their nap, so that they'll sleep a little earlier and fall asleep faster at night (very fast indeed, in less than 10 minutes). How to occupy their time, apart from watching tv or playing electronic games? We baked cookies. It's the first time they "helped" in the kitchen and jie jie was super excited.

I saw this cute Horlicks Doggies Cookies at Giddy Tigress' blog some time back and referred to the original recipe. But I was too lazy to make cute cookies (didn't have chocolate chips at home anyway) so I used raisins and cornflakes (simply experiment lah). Ended up with a variety of flavour, shapes and sizes.

~ my version of the Horlicks cookies ~

The kids had a fun time "playing" dough. Jie jie was quite helpful, very good at making the round balls. It was difficult to cut the dough with cookie cutters coz the dough was too soft. When I beat in the flour, the dough turned lumpy so I added low fat milk (not in the recipe). Maybe I added too much, so it became very soft, so I put in extra flour. So the measurement's all out.

~ jie jie busy at work ~

Didi, on the other hand, was a real nuisance. He only wanted to "stamp" the rolled out dough. If the cut dough came out together with the cookie cutter, he screamed and fussed. He even cried when we wanted to take his "masterpiece" to make proper ones for baking. *shake head*

~ didi's "masterpiece" ~

The verdict : The kids love them. But I find them too dry and hubby said a bit tasteless. Guess raisins are not as tasty as chocolate chips. Moreover, it's only relying on Horlicks' sweetness. Never mind, the kids can slowly finish them (just have to make sure they drink LOTS of water). Let's see if I'm hardworking enough to bake again before Chinese New Year. :-)

21 comments:

Merryn said...

Oh.. baking with the kids is just so nice! Kids love it dun they? Tasteless or not.. as long as they can makan.. good enuf lor :)

Mummy Gwen said...

The cookies look absolutely delicious. As long as the kids love the cookies..it's fine..hehe.

BabyBooned said...

aww thats just too cute. i cannot wait for the day when gib can help me in the kitchen. right now he's just plain nuisance! kekeke..

Cynthia said...

it's ok since it's the first time.. and let the kids enjoy themselves.. :D

reanaclaire said...

wah..so many patterns... not tasty also never mind..as long as they enjoy doing it, right?

MeRy said...

Cookies looks Yum Yum....good try!!

Rose said...

at least the kids can have fun and help you in the kitchen. Happy baking for CNY!!

JO-N said...

Fun! Baking is a good activity for kids.

andrewjune said...

this looks like a fun activity...it's good way for bonding as well :)

i thk you will be baking more for CNY...go for it :)

Mummy Moon said...

So nice baking with your two helpers ! Bake more lah mummy since they like it. Wish to get your vote pls http://www.cjgotravel.com/2010/02/result-chosen-top-5-best-recipes.html

I am no 3 you can vote every day , each vote a day , highest voter can get win a prize too :P thanks

Oliveoylz said...

I really admire your kids, coz they have a mummy who can bake! Your 2 kids look very helpful and need I say, they had a jolly good time playing bakers assistants!

sting said...

ooohhh.. cheap labour ;-) hey, those do look good leh

Irene said...

wah, very nice looking cookies le. well done you guys :)

Mummy In Vain said...

hehe, i'm starting to learn baking too....yes, it's fun to let the kids help around. they would be very excited!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Get both of them involved in kitchen work more, I am sure they will be a good helper to you:-)

Serene said...

It is fun to let the kids to involve in the kitchen, sure they were getting excited!

BoeyJoey said...

What a lovely activity to spend quality time with your kids. And less tv and games time :-)

LittleLamb said...

wah...go to school already n still got time to bake??????

for me..sure i konk out already lo..

Anggie's Journal said...

Just drop by to wish you & ur family
A prosperous and wonderful Chinese New Year!May good luck be with you all in the year of TIGER .Gong Xi Gong Xi !!!!!!

Health Freak Mommy said...

No sugar but just Horlicks? Very healthy then. Koong Hei Fatt Choy to you and your lovely family!

Sasha said...

wah u got time to bake samo! keng