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Simple fingerprint cookies {baking with kids}

Simple fingerprint cookies

My children love baking. I’m keen to encourage them in the kitchen but a kitchen full of cakes is not helpful when you’re following Slimming World! Anyway, my daughter has been asking to bake something for ages so we made a yummy batch of Fingerprint cookies.

Simple fingerprint cookies

These are really quick and simple but fun too! We measured out a simple cookie dough recipe and she helped mix it all together. When the dough was ready we left it to chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Fingerprint cookies

Then I divided the dough into two and my daughter got to work, taking off small pieces of dough and rolling it into small balls in her hands. We tried to make sure all the balls were roughly the same size, then placed them on a baking sheet on a baking tray.

Then my daughter used her thumb and gently pressed it down in the centre of each dough ball to make fingerprint cookies.

When we had a tray of cookie dough we made sure they were all placed apart from each other and baked them for 20 minutes until they were golden brown.

how to make Fingerprint cookies

Each fingerprint cookie was just the right size for the children and they made a good after school snack. We enjoyed ours plain but they would have been pretty good with a spoonful of jam over the fingerprint.

how to make Fingerprint cookies


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    April 20, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    My love the sound of this recipe. It’s great to get little ones involved with cooking x

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    April 21, 2017 at 8:57 am

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    Lubka Henry
    April 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

    This looks fun and easy – just like a game. Great recipe 🙂

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    April 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    These sound so nice, I love the idea of putting jam in the thumbprint too! 🙂

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    Ickle Pickle
    April 22, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    These are so sweet! Adding jam to the fingerprint sounds good too! Kaz x

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    Ana De- Jesus
    April 23, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    They kind of remind me of sand prints, the cookies look so cool and its great that it is easy to make as well!

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