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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Cooking With Kids - Halloween Squeezy Cheesy Green Feet #backtoschoolsqueeze

After school and nursery, my girls are always ravenous and scour the kitchen for things they can snack on while I make the dinner.  So this weekend I plotted to get the girls cooking so that they could make their own after school snacks with a spooky halloween theme and, at the same time, exploring recipe ideas for using Primula Kids Cheese.

These Cheesy Green Feet are a variation on a simple cheese biscuit but with a slightly silly halloween theme - a little bit like Frankenstein's feet.  I added a tiny dab of natural green food colouring to make them stand out.  I'm quite tempted to make a batch of these to hand out to trick or treaters later this month.

To make them you will need some feet-shaped cookie cutters which you can find online and in specialist cookware or baking stores.

120g plain flour
120g softened unsalted butter or margarine
80g mature cheddar cheese, grated
green food colouring
Lashings of Primula Kids squeezy cheese

1. Heat the oven to around 180 degrees (a touch less in a fan oven) and line a couple of baking trays with baking parchment.

2. In a bowl, get your kids to squish together the flour, salt and grated cheese until it forms a lumpy dough.  We found this quite hard to do so in the end I let the girls squish until their heart's content and then gave it a final blitz in the food processor once they had lost interest.  This was also a good opportunity for me to add the green food colouring to the dough without the risk of Holly permanently turning green.

3. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface until it is about half a centimetre thick.  Cut as many cookie feet as you can and place them onto the baking trays.

4. Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until they are just starting to colour on the edges.

5. Remove and allow to cook on a cooling rack.

6. Once cooled, serve the Cheesy Green Feet biscuits with a bowl of Primula Kids cheese for dipping or simply enjoy squeezing the cheese onto the feet like Holly does.

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