Easy cookies for a rainy day

There was a time in which I dreaded rainy weekends. If you have small children and you have ventured outside while it is raining like there is no tomorrow, you know exactly what I mean.

You don’t just have to worry about looking for places where they don’t get soaked, but also you are concerned about them getting sick because that means at some point they might need to stay away from school for a few days, and a brand new odyssey begins with baby-sitters or grandparents calling you to your office for medication instructions. Nights of few hours of sleep caused by heavy chests, stuffed noses and inhaler schedules that make you laugh at Grey’s Anatomy’s intern watch.

Avoiding this could be done by staying home on a rainy saturday or sunday, but a new adventure begins. A whole day indoors…with a toddler…a bored toddler.

I came across this cookie recipe years ago, I sincerely cannot remember where but it has certainly saved me from many of those boring bad weathered evenings. It is so easy to make, that kids will happily rush to the kitchen with you to do the dough and you can have fun decorating them together once they have cooled down.


Luckily my son is eleven now and rainy days are heaven aka “blanket, movie and tea” for me while he is in his videogame universe. But for those that need it or still want to give it a try, here it is.

Easy Cookie Recipe

100 g sugar

200 g butter

300 g flour

(I said it was easy 🙂  )

Mix all the ingredients until the dough has a soft texture. Make a ball with it and wrap it in cling film and refrigerate for at least half an hour.

Roll out the dough over a floured surface and form cookies either with a knife or with cookie cutters. If you do not have molds you can use a glass or cup and make them round.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Let the cookies cool before decorating them. Get imaginative and even crazy if necessary, remember it is all about spending the time with your kids, there is always other chances to make them perfect.


Thanks for reading


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