Baking, Biscuits

Cheering up a Little Boy

Our little fairy girl started pre school last week, we were well prepared for it, or at least I thought we were.  I hadn’t quite bargained for the level of sadness our Cuddlemonster seemed to feel.

She had tasked him with looking after Ozzie her Kangaroo while she was in pre school and he took his role very seriously. I couldn’t see him so down all morning so in an effort to cheer him up I got him into the kitchen and ‘helped him’ make some cookies he could share with his sister when she came home.


Cuddlemonster Cookies!


200g Wholemeal Spelt Flour InstagramCapture_93922d96-c4c8-4fc5-ba59-4b1e6583b0ad

1 tblsp Cacao Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
75g Butter
75g Coconut Sugar
3 tblsp Honey


Preheat the oven to 180C and line a tray with baking parchment

Add the wholemeal spelt flour to a large bowl and then sift in the cacao, baking powder, ginger and cinnamon. Give them a little stir to combine (or if you’re 2 a very big stir!)


Add the coconut sugar, butter & honey to a saucepan and melt together over a low heat.

Pour the liquid into the flour mixture and stir it n. It will come together in a wet feeling dough, that’s fine.

Lightly flour your work surface, get the enthusiastic 2 year old to roll out the dough, before re rolling yourself!

Enthusiastic Rolling!!
Enthusiastic Rolling!!

When the dough is rolled out,  let same 2 year old press out cookies and throw lay them onto the baking sheet.


Bake for 10-12 minutes, leave on the tray for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack.


As soon as they’re cool the 2 year old must try one.


These could very easily be iced or coated in chocolate, adorned with faces, outfits etc….or just eaten.


  1. Such cuteness. Baking is fun with little ones once they are at an age to do this. I love the way the teddy bear has an apron on too. the cookies look delicious. Makes me want to bake with Matthew again. I enjoy baking more than I do cooking.

    1. Thank you Janine. Baking is great, so therapeutic. Baking with kids is great too…once I’m in the right frame of mind 😉

  2. Aw the poor little fella! I bet he likes having Mammy to himself though 😉

  3. Aww bless him. The cookies sound lovely, I love finding and trying out new recipes.

    1. Thank you, they were demolished in record time so they must have been good lol!!

  4. Must try making these, I love gingerbread biscuits and I’d love to decorate these with a Halloween theme! 🙂

    1. Oh they would be great decorated for Halloween, we must make them again for that!

  5. Loved your postxxx I hope Ozzie the Kangaroo had a cookie aswell. Lovely post and one of favorite things to do with my own little lady is to bake!x So therapeutic and takes your mind off work and back to where it should be family and homexxx Looking forward to reading more postsxx

    1. Thank you Amanda 🙂 I am happiest in my kitchen and when I have little hands helping out it’s a bonus (most of the time 😉 )

  6. Owwww so cute!! Those cookies look delicious! I’m the type of girl that has to try everything immediately after cooking! I must try this recipe! 😀

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    1. Thank you 🙂 Nice with a cuppa 😉

  7. Oh what yummy biscuits and such a cute name – ‘Cuddlemonster Cookies’ – I love it! I’ve never used spelt flour before, so I’m going to have to give it a try!

    1. Thank you Jane. To bake with spelt is the same as normal flour but it’s a lot easier on tummies, particularly if you feel bloated or anything after normal flour.

  8. I love baking with my little boy, the cleaning up afterwards isn’t so fun though!
    Lovely post and your cookies look fab!

    Cat x

    1. Thank you Cat 🙂 Wouldn’t it be lovely if we had cleaning fairies!

  9. They look cute, my two year old loves to bake too and two year olds really must try what they have baked as soon as they are coolxx

    1. Thank you 🙂 Oh they must, it’s an unwritten rule 🙂

  10. Aw it is difficult isn’t it. But at least you made some lovely biscuits to eat. Looks like lots of fun x

    1. Thank you, the biscuits certainly cheered him up!

  11. wonderfulandaverage

    Aww, bless him, so cute that he took his role of looking after her kangaroo so seriously. The cookies sound great, and what a lovely little helper 🙂

  12. Bless him, this is so cute! Cookies look delicious as well 🙂

  13. What a fantastic helper and those cookies are an extra special reward for an extra special little man!

  14. How cute! Love the fact that teddy got involved too. Looks like Jamie Oliver might have some competition in the future.

    1. Thank you, I reckon Jamie is safe for another while yet!

  15. Oh bless him. I worry about this when we have another baby and our children get older. Seems like he coped well though and those cookies looked awesome.

    1. Thank you, I think after the first couple of weeks he will be used to it and relish the time alone with me 🙂

  16. What a lovely recipe, but I couldn’t possible make them. I bet they don’t taste the same without a very cute 2 year old to help you out with the rolling 🙂

    1. Thank you 🙂 No, I am sure his skill added to the overall bake!

  17. those gingerbread men look so yummy. I loved baking when I was little. it looks like you son had a great time.

  18. […] had a little trouble adjusting to those mornings with out his pal however and needed some serious cheering up on that first day so we got busy in the kitchen making cookies, as you […]

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