Saturday, 23 April 2011

Easter chocolate cookies

We had a great time during the cookery activities making chocolate cookies, so here is the recipe so you can make them again and again.

Chocolate and oat cookies, makes 20
100g chocolate chips
125g soft margarine or butter
125g caster sugar
1 egg beaten
125g self raising flour
1 tblsp cocoa powder
50g porridge oats

pre heat the oven to 180c or Gas 4
  • cover a baking sheet with baking parchment
  • put the margarine and sugar in a bowl and cream together
  • add the egg, flour. cocoa powder and oats and mix together
  • then add the chocolate chips
  • scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheet, leaving a psace between each one to allow them to spread, don't worry if they merge, you can cut them apart.
  • bake the cookies for 10 to 13 minutes until they are lightly browned
  • leave to harden on the baking sheet and then place on a cooling rack to completely cool
  • best eaten on the day but they can be kept in a tin but they are difficult to resist
Here is a slightly blurred photo of what they look like. Have fun making them again and have a good Easter.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Easter holiday activities

The schools break up tomorrow for the Easter break so I've been busy putting the programme together for activities. This time we will be making dishes with ingredients that have traditional links to Easter - chocolate and oat cookies, chicken and vegetable filo parcels and another snack to make and eat at the session.
Children will need to bring 2 plastic containers to bring their food home.
Sessions are from 10am to 1pm, for ages 7 to 14 years, cost £15 per child or FREE with Me Too vouchers. There is a maximum of 20 children for each session.

Sorry transport is no longer available under the Me Too scheme.

Monday 11th April at Raincliffe School, Scarborough
Tuesday 12th April at Raincliffe School, Scarborough (a repeat of the session on 22nd)
Tuessday 19th April at Raincliffe School, Scarborough - with a different set of dishes being prepared.
Book early to avoid disappointment - contact Susan via email on or call on 01751 433400 / 07778640893