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End Of Term Gift – Thank You Cookies

Hi! So this week we have been baking. I wanted to make something for Mia’s playschool teachers with a personal touch and with her involvement. You could always save or pin this gift idea for next year, if your already in the summer holidays like us. Although, this is a handy recipe to bake yourself some cookies for whenever you feel the ‘need’ย ๐Ÿ˜‹.

To see how I made the apple pom-pom key-ring click here.

I needed to make a double batch to fill 4 jars for my daughter’s playschool staff. ย I added some cocoa to half the batch, they seemed to have the best texture for the ‘thank you’ stamp to be read clearly. You can really use this as a basic recipe and add things like cocoa nibs or chocolate chips.

I used a cutter from a 3 piece Kitchencraft set which can be purchased here.

I used a free range duck egg for the yolk ย – freshly laid by one of my pet ducks, but free range chicken egg would also be fine. Remember, it is just the yolk though – I forgot first time and cracked the whole egg into the bowl full of ingredientsย ๐Ÿ™„ย and had to start again.

Ingredients to make around 30 biscuits:

  • 250g soft butter
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 free range egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour
  • Cocoa if you want some chocolate flavour (I used this organic raw cocoa powder)

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My daughter and husband tried one to make sure they tasted good. They wanted all the leftovers, so that’s a good signย ๐Ÿ˜.

I then stored them in clip-top air tight glass jars and decorated with the personalised pom-pom apple key-ring.

These were fun to make and give out and hopefully the playschool leaders enjoyed theirs with a nice cup of tea.

Feel free to comment below if you found this useful, or to let me know what you add to biscuits/ cookies to make them even more yum.

Jaimi xx

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  1. Yum!! I’ll have to try this

    1. Let me know how they turn out! x

  2. helenevlacho says:

    They look tasty and i love chocolate so i might try this option! Great idea to store them in a jar!

    1. If you add extra chocolate let me know – although, it might be best if I don’t know haha. I have a soft spot for chocolatey things.

  3. These are so cute! And much more personal than the usual thank you gifts xx

    Sophia x

    1. Thanks Sophia! Everything in the shops seemed all ‘samey’ and I like to add a personal touch x

  4. That was very toughtful, I’m sure her teacher loved them! They look delicious by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Aw thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Very nice simple cookies! Can be used at any celebration I love it!

    1. They are super simple! Now I need to decide whether to make a batch with healthy ingredients added or ‘naughty’ ๐Ÿค”

  6. sangat bagus sekali artikel nya

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ (I used google to translate)

  7. Yummy! Who doesn’t love easy recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I know too many are so complicated x

  8. Lashaun says:

    Wow, if it’s as tasty as it is beautiful I’m sure everyone loved it. Thanks for the idea, I’m saving it!

    1. Aw thanks ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I hope it can be useful to you.

  9. These look so yummy and simple! I’ll have to give them a go.

    1. They really are super simple! x

  10. This is such a fun idea and they look delicious!

  11. Thanks Abigail – the leftovers didn’t last long, so that’s a good sign ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  12. Those look adorable with the little pattern! What a great way to involve kids in the process ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Kate! Mia Loved it – she likes to get involved in EVERYTHING haha

  13. Cookies are always yummy and they looks so pretty in the jars.
    Lea, xx

  14. You have given me a weekend idea.. thanks

    1. Let me know how they turn out and if you add anything extra x

  15. Wow the cookies look delicious! Would love to try out the recipe sometime ๐Ÿ™‚
    Quick question. Can we use regular sugar instead of caster sugar?

    1. I believe you can and they will still taste yummy, I would have thought it would slightly change the texture as caster sugar dissolves faster xx – Let me know though when you try!

  16. How cute is this?!! Mum would love these, I will have to try it out soon. I love baking!

    1. Thanks Susana! They would be a nice gift for your mum. We love to bake – I’m still learning all the basics but my daughter loves to get involved (especially the tasting).

  17. annajeanharris2017 says:

    Wow, Jaimi! You really went above and beyond to show appreciation to your daughter’s preschool teachers! I’m impressed…and I know home-made gifts are usually more meaningful to people than something that takes 2 min to pick up at the grocery store. I also love how you involved your daughter making this gift! Good modeling for her, too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    1. Aww thanks! That really made me smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  18. I think that a homemade gift is always a wonderful idea

    1. I love to receive them too more than a shop bought present.

  19. These look so good. It is a great idea to roll up the dough and then cutting them less messy. I will have to try this with my nephews.

    1. It really was soo much easier. This was my first time trying it this way.

  20. I work in a Nursery and would love to receive these. They look wonderful

  21. manderson18 says:

    This is so ADORABLE. What a great way to make them feel special!

    1. Thanks – I hope they enjoyed them ๐Ÿช

  22. Oh wow, it was interesting to see how when it was the dough, the colors were so bright and strong; but once it was cooked, it looked like normal biscuits!! It’s interesting. Would love to try them!

    1. I had to look back at the pictures then, it really does look bright! I’m not sure if that was the flash on the camera – but they looked normal in the end haha ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. helenevlacho says:

    Reblogged this on BEAUTIFUL IS MY ATTIRE.

    1. Thanks for the reblog Helen! I’ve tried clicking on the link a few times since 31st July but it doesn’t seem to work.

  24. These look delicious. Will be saving the recipe!

    1. It is a really basic recipe but you can add all sorts to it ๐Ÿช

  25. Brillant idea! they look yummy, they are a much personal gift and you got to spend quality time with your daughter. Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Marina! It is win – win really ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. These look really yummy. I’ll have to try them.

    1. They went down well Brittani – even the crumbs ๐Ÿช

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