It’s 5pm on Sunday afternoon when my darling child say “I want to take a birthday treat to school tomorrow”
“But…. but… you said you didn’t want to take treats to school!” I stammer.
“I know. But I changed my mind” he says with an angelic smile.
“Of course you did, my darling, sweet, birthday boy, of course you did”
There is not a snowflake’s chance in hell that I am making cupcakes while I cook dinner on a Sunday night, but the kids can make some quick and easy face cookies instead!
These face cookies look fun and impressive on a plate, but they are so easy to make, my birthday boy and his siblings made a big tray full while I made dinner.
There is no baking required, just a little icing and a few lollies (candy).
Your need to find some plain round biscuits/cookies – we use Marie biscuits which are cheap and I almost always have a packet in the pantry.
You’ll need to whip up some very basic icing (frosting) – just icing sugar and a little milk or lemon juice works perfectly. We used smarties for eyes, cut up musk sticks for a nose, and cut up lolly snakes for a mouth, but you can use any lollies (candy) you like.
If you have the kids put these together be prepared for things to get a little sticky! Giving each child a plate to put the biscuit/cookie on as they decorate it will keep the mess a little more contained, and it’s a good idea to have a damp cloth on hand to wipe any sticky fingers.
- 1 packet of plain round biscuits/cookies (eg Marie biscuits)
- 1 cup of icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
- Lollies/Candy for decoration
- Cut any lollies to size with scissors or a knife.
- Place the icing sugar in a small bowl and add the lemon juice one a little at a time until you have made stiff white icing/
- Spreading the icing over the biscuits and decorate with the lollies to make a face,
What birthday treats do you make to share at school?
Do your kids like to take a treat to share at school for their birthday?
Does your school allow it?