Baking with kids

Tuesday 12th December 2017 - Jenny

Get Baking with Your Kids

Baking at home is always so much fun, especially when you’re sharing it with your children. It’s a great time to get messy, get creative and have fun.

Here’s a recipe we think is perfect for getting your kids involved!

Chocolate and Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies


  • 180g toasted hazelnuts
  • 100g plain flour
  • 90g buckwheat flour
  • 60g golden caster sugar
  • 180g butter
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1tsp coconut oil


  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Blitz your hazelnuts into a food processor until finally chopped.
  3. Now mix together with the sieved flours and the sugar, then rub in the butter with your hands.
  4. Tip out onto a work surface and knead by hand until nice and smooth.
  5. Roll the dough into 25 small balls, and place onto your baking tray.
  6. Using your thumb, make an indent in the middle of each ball of dough, like a thumbprint.
  7. Put in the fridge and chill for 30 minutes, once cool bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.
  8. Put the chocolate and oil in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until fully melted.
  9. Now you can spoon a little of the chocolate into the thumb print whole of each cookie.
  10. Set aside until the chocolate has melted, then enjoy!


Recipe adapted from: