Now first I have to apologise for posting pictures that look like something a horse left behind. But I am afraid I have a gift for making things look bloody terrible. If you go over to Something Swanky you can see what they are supposed to look like.
So when Smalls comes in from school normally her first words are (after the grunted ‘fine’ when asked how her day was) “what can I eat?” my reply will be something along the lines of “there is an apple or banana” which she will wrinkle her nose up at, and then head straight to the biscuit tin to rummage through the unsatisfactory custard creams and rich teas that I keep stocked for the little ones.
So yesterday after lunch I put the boys on the sofa in front of The Gruffalo (we spent alot of the morning reading and reenacting it – they made quite impressive Gruffalos for two foot tall strawberry blondes with squeaky voices) and I made some Chocolate Crinkle Cookies that I got from Something Swanky.
They were easy and quick to make and are definitely something I can make with the younger children as they will enjoy rolling the dough into balls and then in the icing sugar.
They do taste good, quite heavy and very chocolatey, I could only manage a couple of bites, they were almost browniesh, I would imagine quite nice with some ice cream, but the kids did enjoy them. But of course they do not look like the original ones, next time I will flatten them a bit before putting them in the oven and for some reason the icing sugar did not stick so well.
I would like to quickly add that after Smalls has satisfied her naughty food craving she heads to the fruit bowl.