My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Keeping the Kidlets Occupied

Nothing like a basic cookie dough recipe, a rolling pin and some cookie cutters for an hour of quiet fun.  This recipe was also useful because it used an egg yolk but no white.  And I have plenty of recipes that use egg whites but not the yolks!

100g soft butter
100g sugar
1 egg yolk
225g plain flour
about 2 tbsps of milk

Cream butter and sugar then beat in the egg yolk.  Add flour and mix well.  Stir in enough milk to make a smooth dough.  Roll out thinly on a floured surface and cut out cookie shapes.  Lay them on a lined or greased tray and bake at 180 degrees celcius and bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until just golden.  Ice when cold if you like.  A good bikkie for dipping into a hot drink.


  1. Yup, that's a favourite here too, though I always use the gingerbread witch recipe :)

  2. mmmm, it must be cuppa time at your place! Those bikkies sure look yummy!

  3. Can't get over how quick O's hair has grown since her number 4!

  4. I collected several books on How to Keep Kids Entertained, but my two Grandchildren never wanted to do any of the projects,unless I was 100% involved. I thought that was the purpose,to give us more free time to get our work done,but it never worked that way for me.I know they say it's better for the parent or grandparent to be involved, but some times you just need a little "ME" time.


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