I am lucky to be a Godmother several times over (don’t ask me why because I will be the first to admit that not all of my parenting skills are entirely up to scratch). However, when it comes to teaching kitchen skills I am your woman!  I really love cooking with children as they have so much enthusiasm, and it is a great way to sneakily build some life skills into play time.   

As the Easter Holidays are looming (crazy I know when they have all only just gone back), here is a fantastic recipe to keep them busy and use up ‘leftover’ Easter Eggs!   

God Daughter Cookies 


  • 115g Butter, melted 
  • 150g Light brown Sugar 
  • 115g Granulated Sugar 
  • 1 Large Egg 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 180g Plain Flour, sift 
  • ½ tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda 
  • 1 tsp Salt 
  • 200g of either Chocolate Chips, Marshmallows or Raisins or another filling of your choice 


  1. Mix the melted butter and sugars together and once this forms a paste, add in your egg and vanilla extract, mixing until the batter is thick and smooth. 
  1. Add in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix this together thoroughly.   
  1. Once mixed add in the addition of your choice.  (I love marshmallow and dark chocolate!)then  leave the mixture to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 160°C 
  1. After 30 minutes, remove from the refrigerator and divide the mixture equally, using a spoon or an ice cream scoop.  Roll the mixture flat into cookies and place these on a tray lined with parchment paper.   
  1. Bake at gas mark 3, 160°C (320°F) for 10 to 12 minutes until golden 

**Try to leave to cool before eating – they are hard to resist! 

In Season this month 

Fruits & Nuts 
Forced Rhubarb 
Vegetables & Herbs 
Asparagus, Basil, Broccoli, Chives, Dill, Jersey Royal New Potatoes Lettuce & Salad Leaves, Morel Mushrooms, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Radishes, Rocket, Samphire, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Onions, Watercress, Wild Garlic, Wild Nettles 

Meat & Game 
Lamb, Venison, Wood Pigeon 
Fish & Shellfish 
Crab, Langoustine, Lobster, Plaice, Prawns, Salmon, Sardine, Sea Trout, Shrimp, Whitebait 

Going out of season 
Cockles, Oysters, Venison, Wild Garlic, Winkles