I’ve been enjoying another baking session with my girls following on from last week’s attempt at making cake pops. This week, we have been making cinnamon cookies and trying out the Cookie Kit from Vivid’s Real Baking range.
The Cookie Kit consists of a selection of cookie cutters in different shapes, a rolling pin, a silicon baking sheet and dough guide and a piping bag. There are no recipes or utensils for making the cookie dough. Fortunately, we have a few tried and tested recipes that always go down well with the girls.
Sophie helped me make the cookie dough while Jessica was at school. We left it to chill in the fridge while we did the school run. By the time we came home, it was ready to use.
The rolling pin in the kit is just the right size for Jessica to use. The dough guide was perfect for helping get the dough to just the right thickness for cutting out shapes. There is a silicon baking sheet which fits inside the dough guide. This can be put straight into the oven. It is very small though – only big enough to fit a few cookies on. If you’re making a batch of cookies, you will need to use baking trays too. It was also quite fiddly to take the silicon sheet out of the oven I put it directly on the shelf. It was much easier if I put it on top of a normal baking tray first.
There are two different sizes of cookie cutter in the kit. The smaller shapes can be used to create cut-outs inside the larger shape. The instructions suggest putting a boiled sweet in the cut-out area before putting the cookies in the oven to make stained glass cookies. We didn’t have any boiled sweets so just made the cookies with a cut-out section instead.
Once the cookies had cooled down, we used the piping bag to pipe some icing on to the cookies. The girls then added sprinkles. It was the first time either of the girls had used a piping bag and they loved it. They did a fairly good job of piping the icing on to the cookie (and on to the table too – although it wasn’t quite as messy as I thought it might be!)
I liked the variety of cookie cutters in the kit. There were enough of them that the girls happily cut out cookies together without any squabbles over who was using which cookie cutter. The girls enjoyed using the kit to help cut out cookies. It would have been nice to have some recipe suggestions in the instructions though.
Disclaimer: I received a set of Real Baking products from Vivid to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.