Baking with Kids: Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits

A couple of weeks ago, Beanie came home from preschool with an activity pack. The suggested activity was to read a book by Meredith Hooper, Honey Biscuits, and bake together.

After reading the book, we had a chat about the story, guessing what ingredients might be in the biscuits and where various ingredients came from. We also drew a shopping list, used the scales and made the biscuits at home.

Beanie was keen and we followed the recipe in the book to make honey biscuits the following morning.

Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits - Little One in Charge

My little lady did it all by herself. She enjoyed kneading the dough,

Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits - Kneading

rolling it

Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits - Little One in Charge - Rolling the Dough

and decorating the shapes she had cut.

Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits - Customising the Biscuits

We had a great time together and the biscuits were delicious! She insisted on taking one of her biscuits to her teacher, and we kept some for her to share with her brother after school.

Crevette is a keen baker, too, so we made some more at the weekend.

Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits - Cutting Shapes

We changed the recipe and Crevette enjoyed creating biscuit ‘sculptures’.

Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits - Biscuit Sculptures

These biscuits are easy to make, take very little time and few ingredients.Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits - Happy Biscuits, Sad Biscuits

They are sweet, have nice ginger and honey undertones and are slightly chewy in the middle.

Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits

After their biscuits were cooked, Crevette and Beanie set up a shop and café in the living room. They even thought about Jumpy and included a ‘free from’ section, as she could not have the biscuits they had just made. My heart melted!

Baking with Kids - Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits - Cake Shop

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Baking with Kids: Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 18

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 120g
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar 100g
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 medium free-range egg at room temperature yolk only
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/3 cups flour 180g
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • A little milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven on gas mark 4 (180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with the sugar until you reach a pale, creamy consistency.
  3. Add in the honey and mix, then the egg yolk.
  4. Add the ginger, flour and baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Shape the dough into a ball with the tips of your fingers.
  6. Roll the dough in a little flour to a thickness of about 1/2 cm) and cut shapes.
  7. Be careful as the dough will be slightly crumbly.
  8. Gently transfer your biscuits onto a baking tray covered with a sheet of baking paper. Space the biscuits out so they do not end up sticking together.
  9. At this point, you can use a toothpick to add detail to your biscuits.
  10. Brush with a little milk.
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  12. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The biscuits will keep for 2 to 3 days in an airtight container.

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Comments

  1. They look so yummy! She did a great job!

  2. Great linky Mel, and it’s really good to see children cooking, it pays to get them interested in making food at a young age so they can make healthy choices later in life. One thing, I’ve looked at the script for the badge for the linky and it takes us back to Vicki’s site, should it come back here? Rich 😀 #TastyTuesday

    • You’re so thorough! The badge does go to Vicki’s site. I was only hosting for the week, but Tasty Tuesdays is my honest mummy friend’s baby!

      I agree with you. If the children enjoy cooking now, then they are more likely to keep cooking as they grow older, and to be able to rustle up a simple meal from scratch rather a microwaveable tub when they fly off the nest.

      • You are right, people underestimate how important the education behind good nutrition is.

        I know Tasty Tuesdays is Vicki baby 😀 I was just checking there wasn’t an error because you were hosting that week and the badge didn’t point back to you 😀

  3. Ooh I wish Daniel’s school would set baking homework! I haven’t baked with him for a while so we might give these a try.

    Lovely idea to add a free-from section in the biscuit shop. Your little ones seem so lovely.

    Nice to see Vicki trusting you with Tasty Tuesdays again. You clearly looked after it well last time.

  4. Beautiful post hon, looks like Beanie had a lovely time. C is really into helping me in the kitchen at the mo too xx

    • She did! It’s really nice to be able to give each of them a bit one one-to-one time, isn’t it? I don’t manage that too often at the moment, so when I do, it’s really special. x

  5. Oh wow, they look delicious, will have to make these with my kids with wheat free flour. Thanks for hosting hun x

  6. Your biscuits look almost too happy to eat! They look really tasty

  7. That little cookie cutter is FANTASTIC! I haven’t seen one like that before 🙂
    Thanks for hosting beautiful lady …Thinking of you always makes me smile x

    • Cute, isn’t it? I’m going to go and check your yummy recipe now. That photo had my mouth watering earlier on Twitter. x

  8. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) says:

    Totally LOVE that cookie cutter and isn’t she brilliant your little one! Linking up with a guest post from Phoebe over at Lou Messugo blog x

    • I couldn’t help myself… I had to go back to Phoebe’s post and ask her for the recipe for Petits Farcis!

  9. Gosh, these look lovely. I have both kiddies at home all day tomorrow, and I have all the ingredients for these in the cupboards, so it looks like we will be giving these a go!

  10. These sound really tasty! Such fun to make them together x

  11. Lovely looking biscuits and it looks like Beanie will be a great baker as she grows up! So sweet about the little shop with the free-from section as well. About to link up now.

  12. Isabel O'Brien says:

    I love the cookie cutter, I thought it was one of those toy shape sorter things for a minute!

  13. Perfect for an after school activity. And I love that cutter where can I get one?

  14. What fab little biscuits! I bet they didn’t last long! x

  15. Sorry I’m a day late I didn’t have a new recipe yesterday! I happy to say that I’m finally back posting recipes so I thought I’d come and link up.

  16. Well done to her – she has done an amazing job. Baking with kids is so fun but I need to learn to be a bit less of a control freak! 😉

    • I am a complete control freak (hello OCD!), but when I let go, I let go! “Let it go, let it go, …” Sorry, I couldn’t help it!

  17. Ils sont fait des biscuits parfaits ! Les enfants aiment tellement cuisiner et c’est de super souvenirs pour eux ! Well done little family 😉

  18. Hello, Mel. Thank you so much for hosting Tasty Tuesdays for Vicki. You are awesome!

    PS: These look good and wonderful post. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend ahead.

  19. The Free From Fairy says:

    I love your little girl! I can just see her all excited rolling out the dough and making her cookies. Beautiful photos as always x

  20. Baking with kids is just the best isn’t it. We love it too!

  21. Your dough looks much more manageable than the one I typically use. I’ll try this the next time I’ve making longer bread men!! 🙂

    • They are really nice, with subtle honey and ginger flavours. The dough is nice and easy to work with, although you have to be careful when transferring the biscuits to a baking tray as can get slightly crumbly.

  22. Obviously I meant GINGER bread men! Auto correct is not so correct!! 🙂

    • It happens to me all the time. So annoying, but also quite entertaining as you try to guess what was meant!

  23. Mmm these look yummy…might make them tomorrow evening 🙂 xx

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