|When I think of Martha I always imagine her in the kitchen, so I chose to make cookies for this lesson. If you wish you can make these simple cookies with your class (and leave them cooking), or you can cook them in advance for decorating. When teaching this lesson we decided to share the cookies with the congregation after.
I’m not a great cook, and I like recipes with few ingredients so you always know if your kids can or can’t eat them! In the images I make drop cookies, but this recipe is suitable for rolling and using cookie cutters. Do check if your kids have any allergies before you plan this lesson.
|The ingredients are simple – Margarine 225g, Sugar 110g, All purpose Flour – 275g, and a tablespoon of oil. Plus baking parchment to line the tray.
|Measure out the butter and the sugar in one bowl.
|In a separate bowl measure out the flour.
|Cream the butter and sugar together – I’d recommend a basic hand mixer.
|Add the flour slowly, a heaped spoonful at a time and continue mixing with the hand mixer.
|Rather than a solid dough you should end up with a mixture that looks like breadcrumbs.
|Push the mixture into a dough. If it is far too crumbly add a teaspoon of oil and stir with a metal spoon.
| Either roll and cut with cookie cutters, or shape into small balls around 3cm’s in diameter, and place on a baking tray.
Place in an oven at 170C / 325F / Gas Mark 3 for 15 minutes.
|Once cooked leave to cool for 2-3 minutes before lifting.
|Theses cookies are simple enough to eat alone or take whatever extra flavours you wish to add in or on them.
|We drizzled a little icing and sprinkles on top. Sadly the photograph of the final thing wasn’t so good as the light had gone.