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Handy boredom buster for your little ones plus a family-friendly cookie recipe.

I am bored jar


Handy boredom buster for your little ones plus a family-friendly cookie recipe.

Thankfully my children are not yet at the stage where I have to endure ‘Mum, I’m bored’.

However, we do sometimes seems to get stuck in a cycle of jigsaws, train track building, colouring and outdoor play (weather permitting).

I stumbled across this idea
on Facebook and I love it!

It doesn’t involve too much preparation – just half an hour – and can provide some new and exciting ideas for the children to enjoy.

We will definitely rename it ‘Mum/Dad what can we do?’ as dad does more of the childcare in our house than I do (these poor stay-at-home dads often get forgotten!)

Stephanie, its creator, has even given a downloadable list of ideas to put in the jar. They are great! Though I think I may miss ‘clean 1 toilet’ for my three year-olds!



One of the suggested activities is to bake cookies.

Here’s a family-friendly cookie recipe that you’ll love.



Honey Flapjack Cookies 

Time 25 minutes plus cooling
Calories per cookie 72 Kcal
Fat per cookie 4g of which saturated 0.5g
Makes 30 cookies
Suitable for vegetarians

Porridge oats 125g (4½oz)
Medium oatmeal 50g (2oz)
Light soft brown sugar 110g (4oz)
Heather honey 2 tbsp
Vanilla extract a few drops
Vegetable oil 110ml (3½fl oz)
Egg 1, beaten

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4 and line two large baking trays with baking parchment.

]Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Then put heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture, well spaced apart, on the baking sheets and flatten slightly with the back of the spoon – you should be able to make 30 cookies.

Bake for 12–15 minutes until they are a rich golden brown. Leave them to cool for 10 minutes on the baking trays before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


Good Food, Fast Dairy CookbookThis recipe is taken from Good Food, Fast, which is available to buy for just £7.00

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