Edible treats are the sorts of presents that will always be appreciated.
Some of the mums from The Healthy Mummy Community have taken to baking, with some help from their kids, to make these awesome and delicious gifts for teachers.
They are so simple but are made with love which makes them absolutely irresistible, check out their creations below!
Christmas gifts with a difference
Sugar cookies for made by the kids
Nicole Louise McClelland’s children were begging to make sugar cookies, but she was reluctant as she couldn’t find a healthier version. So, what does one do? Simple, create one and this is exactly what Nicole did!
With her little helpers, she tackled the job of making up the recipe, ingredient by ingredient. Eventually, she settled on one that she knew would turn out great – and it did.
“They tasted absolutely amazing!” she says.
Nicole created these delicious Christmas stars to hand out as teacher’s gifts, and they were an absolute hit!
What a great idea, Nicole, and thank you for sharing this recipe with us! We are sure to use it, with the help of our little helpers.
Kid-Friendly Healthier Sugar Cookie Recipe
- 250 grams of unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup of coconut sugar + extra for coating
- 4 medium eggs
- 1 cup mashed banana
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups wholemeal plain flour
- 1 1/2 cup of almond meal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Assorted Decorations – gel icing, coloured coconut, balls, stars, candy canes, etc (optional)
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a larger mixer bowl on medium speed until light in colour and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until well combined after each. Add the vanilla extract and mashed banana mix until well combined.
- Stir the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until the dough comes together and is combined.
- Separate into two or more balls (i did 4- one for each of us) refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Once chilled, Preheat oven to 180°C degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Remove one of the dough balls at a time from the refrigerator.
- Roll each portion out onto a piece of parchment paper 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and cut into shapes with any cookie cutter(s). Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting until all is used. Dip each cookie into extra coconut sugar to coat then place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
- Bake 5 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. The cookies will get a little golden but the centres will look soft.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serve as you like them – with a drizzle of choc, sprinkles, gel icing, colored coconut or just eat them plain!
Nicole ended up making a massive batch with over 150 cookies using small cookie cutters and at only 41 calories per cookie why not enjoy a treat.
Muffins in a jar as teacher’s gifts
With the end of the school year around the corner, Sally Stepniewski’s family has done teacher gifts a bit differently this year. She got her kids involved and made Healthy Mummy Choc Chip Muffins in a jar!
“All the teachers need to do is add the wet ingredients, mix, and bake!” says Sally.
What a marvellous idea! And she even included the muffin cases!
“My kids chose the recipe, measured the ingredients, prepared and made the labels, then put them all together for their kinder teachers,” she explains.
“Clever little monkeys who are so super excited to give the presents on Monday.”
What great new ideas for presents not just for Christmas but any time of year!
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