Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Class Christmas Parties

My 4yo will have her first Nursery Christmas party tomorrow and I have made some simple party biscuits.  So that I don't have to ice them, I've put the sprinkles into the biscuits.

My 7yo has her class party this week too and I have been making some Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, enough for 30 children, and extra teachers/TA's that just happen to find their way into her class at party time.

Here's the recipe:

240g unsalted butter

300g (1 1/2 cups) firmly packed soft brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

300g (2 cups) plain flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

350g milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Line 2 large baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.

Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high for 5 minutes until pale. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for a further minute.

Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into the bowl. Add a pinch of salt, then use a wooden spoon to carefully fold in the flour until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball, then flatten slightly onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.  Repeat, leaving a fair amount of space between each biscuit to allow for spreading. (You may need to bake the cookies in batches.)

Bake for 15-20 minutes (the biscuits should have just started to darken at the edges but will still be a little soft). Remove from the oven and use a palette knife to lift biscuits from trays, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Now all I have to do is make enough Anzac biscuits and eggless sponges for all the Year 5 and 6's World War 2 end of topic party.  I cannot wait until the end of school of Friday when we can all relax.


  1. Ooh I love the sprinkle idea - I'd have thought the colours would run into the dough by making it earlier on.
    Really enjoying the photos on your blog :o)

  2. Thanks lovely xx

    I thought the colours would run too the first time I tried it. The colours stay nice and bright, I think refrigerating the dough helps keep the dough firm and the colours of the sprinkles are less likely to run :0)

  3. Man you are a good mum doing all that cooking for the kids classes! We have a nursery party on Thursday, we havent been asked to cook, thank god!