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Fortune cookies surrounded by confetti.

Fun family cookies

Here’s an idea for a tasty new family game. Kids love animals and this game is all about animal charades wrapped up in a delicious homemade cookie!

What you need

  • 60g flour

  • 2 egg whites

  • Spoon

  • Scissors

  • 110g sugar

  • A little vegetable oil

  • Baking tray

  • Crayons or coloured pencils

  • 1tsp vanilla

  • Mixing bowl

  • Paper

What to do

Get Ready:

  1. Help the kids reach high cupboards to gather the ingredients and supplies. It’s the kids’ job to create a charades game for the family. To make the clues, they’ll need to think of enough different animals for the whole family to act out.

  2. They will need to cut the paper into fortune-cookie-sized strips, then have fun drawing all the animals they can think of onto the paper.

  3. They can try cats, dogs, monkeys, snakes, birds… but remember, they must keep what they’ve drawn a secret! They can fold their drawings in half and put them in a pot for safe-keeping whilst they make their cookies

Have a go:

  1. Now it’s time to make the cookies. Preheat the oven to 190°C for the children, whilst they mix together the ingredients.

  2. Then, they can spoon the batter onto a greased tray, making a circle with each spoonful of mixture. They’ll need to leave room for spreading!

  3. You can take over for a moment to put the baking tray in the oven and set the timer.

  4. After 6 minutes, they can remove each batch from the oven. When the cookies have cooled a little, kids can loosen the cookies gently from the tray with a spatula and carefully lift them onto a plate.

Try it out: Now it’s time for everyone to hide the pictures inside! Whilst the cookies are still warm, kids can place a folded paper strip along the centre of each cookie, then fold the cookie over so the edges meet and press the edges together.