These jelly bean cookies are the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. We were going to make lots of nice perfect ones, but they spread out over the tray and joined together. We ate them though, and loved them so much decided they were a success. My three year old sorted the jelly beans into colours and was amazed at the super scientific baking soda. It bubbled up and made the biscuits look all fizzy when they were cooking.
What you need:
225 gms butter.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 lid of vanilla essence
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 shake of salt
1 and a half cups of Jelly-Beans.
What to do:
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Put some grease proof paper on a tray. Count four and a half lines on the butter with your child- then cut through the block. Measure out one cup of sugar, and see if your child can work out how much ‘1/2’ a cup of brown sugar is.
- Put the butter and sugars in a bowl and cream them.
- Add the two eggs and vanilla and mix.
- Fill up cup with flour and then count two of them as you put each one in the mixture. Add salt, baking soda, butter and jelly-beans. Sort out one of each colour jelly-bean and eat them.
- Scoop spoonful’s of mixture onto the tray, counting them as you go.
- Put tray in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Look at the clock with your child, so you can work out when 15 minutes will be. Time is a super difficult concept for young children to understand well, and so it’s great to start talking about it whenever you can.
When the cookies are baking, look through the oven door; the baking soda makes the mixture bubble up! These cookies are hard to stop eating, are super easy to make and are a great gift!