Tuesday 26 February 2013

Red Nose Day Cookies

red nose day monster cookies

Red Nose Day 2013 is approaching and so are all the fundraising events! Both my children's school and nursery are having charity bake sales this year and to encourage a bit of friendly competition they will be turning it into a bake-off and having prizes for the best, so I thought I'd better get practicing!

As soon as Ben and Elizabeth saw that I was getting ready to bake they wanted to help so I decided on a very quick and simple chocolate chip cookie recipe that's great for the kids to join in...

freshly baked cookies

  • What you will need...

  • 200 g butter (at room temperature)
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 250 g plain flour
  • A handful of chocolate chips (optional)

   What to do...

Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. 

Cream the butter in a large bowl and add in the suger until the mixture is pale in colour and a fluffy texture

Sift in the flour , throw in the chocolate chips and stir the mixture together to a firm dough. 

Spoon the mixture into  medium sized balls on to a pre-greased baking tray and flatten.

Bake for 15 minutes and then allow to cool on a wire rack ready for decorating!

To decorate the cookies we raided the cupboard and found:

Some White ready to roll icing
Red food colouring
Cadbury's Giant chocolate buttons
A tub of glacĂ© cherries
and a tube of writing icing

And with Ben and Elizabeth's creative ideas here's what we came up with... 

red nose day monster cookies

Our very own Red Nose Day Monster Cookies!

These were really easy to make from scratch and quick and simple to decorate too, as well as being great for a tight budget as we just used what we had in the cupboard, ideal if you are roped in to doing quite a bit of baking for Red Nose Day!

We were challenged to create a fun cookie design for Red Nose Day by Sainsbury's Bank Family Blogger Network in association with the money matters blog and will be sent a £10 voucher to cover the cost of our ingredients.

The Diary of a Frugal Family


  1. Those eyes are great. That recipe is so simple too...that's us sorted for tomorrow afternoon's entertainment (and tomorrow evenings mess!) :D

  2. They look fab! Very creative. And all for a good cause.. :)) xx

  3. These look delicioius! Simple to make and perfect for an afternoon baking with kids :)


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