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Baking Chocolate Chip Shortbread Biscuits with a 2yr old

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When baking with a 2yr old, it is going to get messy. You require eagle eyes to monitor that your mix is not being eaten and any black clothing will be treated to a showering of flour snow. It is great fun, teaches children about cooking and is really creative.

Shortbread biscuits are a good option, the ingredients are household staples, the dough is soft and forgiving and they are really tasty! They follow a simple ration: 3 parts flour, 2 parts butter and 1 part sugar. Here is how we did it:


  • 175g (6oz) Butter
  • 75 g (3oz) Caster Sugar
  • 250g (9oz) Plain Flour
  • Bag of chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt
  • Splash of milk if required
  • Bar of chocolate to melt for decoration
  • A bag of white buttons for decoration


  1. Pre- heat oven to 180 degrees
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar
  3. Add all of the flour and get stuck in with your hands working the butter into the dry ingredients
  4. Add a pinch of salt
  5. Throw in a good amount of chocolate chips, plus some for your tummy
  6. Knead until all the ingredients are incorporated and you have a soft dough ball (add a bit of milk at this stage if required)
  7. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to a thickness of 0.5cm
  8. With your favorite cutter create your biscuit shapes
  9. Carefully place onto greased baking trays
  10. Distract the two year old for an hour! 
  11. Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown
  12. Once fully cooled decorate with melted chocolate and white buttons



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we love wine, we love food and we love sharing

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