Disney Shortbread Biscuits:
For a fun activity with the little ones, get them to help you make some scrummy Mickey Mouse shortbread cookies which they can decorate themselves!
Make sure your child is dressed for baking (i.e. not wearing anything they can trip in), all hair is tied back, aprons are on and hands are washed really well.
If necessary, bring out a footstool so your child can reach the ingredients and utensils without stretching and see what they are doing.
1.6 cups Sugar
4.5 cups Plain Flour
1.6 cups Cornflour
4 cups Salted Butter
What to do
Add the caster sugar and butter to a large mixing bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon. This can sometimes be a little tricky if the butter comes straight from the fridge so feel free to use your hands to knead the ingredients together.
Once smooth, add parts of plain and cornflour alternatively until all flour is in and the mixture is smooth and one color.
Place the dough on a lightly floured chopping board and roll with a rolling pin until one inch thick.
Your child can help to cut out the Mickey Mouse heads by lightly pressing the cookie cutters into the rolled dough until the shape is cut. This adorable Mickey Mouse cookie cutter set is available for $3.49 from Lynns Cake & Candy Supplies.
The Mickey biscuits should be placed on baking parchment or a greased baking tray before going into the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Time to bake
Make sure the oven is set to 170°C/340°F/gas mark 4 or 160° for fan-assisted ovens.
Check the biscuits after 15 minutes and take out when the cookie mix is beginning to turn light brown. Once removed, place the cookies on a cooling wire for around 15 minutes.
This is the most fun and exciting bit! However, it is still wise to supervise your child otherwise you might end up with biscuits on the floor and icing in your child’s hair.
The different sized nozzles will make decorating a breeze, whether you want to write names, create patterns or draw faces. These cute plastic icing syringes are available from Kidsen for £2.99.
Time to enjoy
Encourage your child to share the biscuits with brothers, sisters and family or take them to a friend’s birthday party.
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