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.