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Cookies and comics

heart biscuit cutting

It’s half term. True to form, the battle between the washing machine and the growing pile of muddy clothes has begun. My children are not put off playing outside by the small matter of rain. If they can stand up, then off they go. Walkie-talkies in hand.

heart biscuit in hand

Rather than showing you a photo of the muddy pile, I do have cookies instead. A far better sight, I assure you. One of the rules, I’ve laid down this week, is that we are not buying treats. No. We are making them. A packet of biscuits can be devoured in five minutes, but homemade last longer. Also they are less available. So we kick started with cookies. (There is also a ginormous bowl of fruit on the kitchen table, before you feel sorry for the children.)

sally recipe book

I spotted the yummy heart sandwich cookies on the Hobby Craft website (resisted ordering anything so far, Louisa!) and pinned it. Decided to run with the concept but use a recipe from an old copy of the Sally cook book.

Sally was slightly before my comic buying stage, I think. I did have Bunty. Every Saturday morning, I used to wait for the newspaper boy to deliver it. Very clever of my parents to have it delivered, as I’m sure it gave them a lie in.

inside sally recipe book

Back to the cook book. The children find the format easy to follow and enjoy using it. As a 70s child, the drawings take me back. Each recipe features a different cartoon girl, with a different hair do, and very 70s outfit. (Please tell me I never wore dresses that short!) Even the ovens are different for each recipe. This recipe book is from a time when representing minority groups was not a concern to the publishers. Or the idea that boys could cook. I smile each time I flick through it. At least it helps to illustrate, to my children, the different attitudes of times gone by.

plate of cupid kissesWe used butter icing to sandwich the two halves in some and Nutella in the others. As they sat on the plate, the cookies yelled out for something else. Sprinkles! Why not.

Time for a cup of tea with a cookie, I think. Maybe I could dig out one of those old comics too, and maybe look up the number of the nearest comic delivery service. Ones that deliver early on a Saturday morning.

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4 Responses to Cookies and comics

  • Karen Bell says:

    Those cookies look so yummy! I really want one 😉
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    • Cheryl says:

      They were yummy. Soon disappeared. We’ve carried on making all the treats and not buying…..except for one slight slip, but I’m blaming that on needing change for parking!

  • Val says:

    It looks like you have been busy having fun :0)
    I remember Judy and Bunty but not Sally….our comics came on Wednesday (Market Day) Bliss !

    • Cheryl says:

      I can’t remember Sally magazine. Half wondering if it was just books like this and annuals. Maybe. I remember Judy. I still have a handful of the little comic books. The ones with just one story. Both girls have enjoyed reading them.

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