{Cook & Hack} Cookies for days

As a mum to four I am always on the lookout for easy ways to make lunchbox prep just that little bit easier. It not only means the kids are fed (WIN) but also that I maintain my sanity (Bigger WIN).

Today’s tip is for freezing cookies.

I often find myself going back to the same recipe and just altering it, depending what’s in the pantry. I have listed the recipe I use below, it is one of those recipes that has been changed over the years but seems to keep going through the years. Having said that, I imagine most cookie recipes would be adaptable to this method.

I will make this recipe, then plonk it onto baking paper ->

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Next roll into a long sausage and cut in half ->

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Roll the logs in baking paper, then surround with glad wrap ->

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Write on them (if you choose) then whack them in the freezer. I don’t know officially how long they last, but we are yet to find some that don’t unfreeze well.

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Simply pull them from the freezer about 30 minutes before you want to use them. The beauty of the freezer-roll-idea is that you can just cut little discs to put on the baking tray.

These little cookies made a great addition to the school lunchboxes.

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INGREDIENTS

250g butter (softened)

1/4 caster sugar

1/2 can condensed milk

2.5 cups of self-raising flour

METHOD

Preheat oven to 170º

Step 1: Beat together the sugar, condensed milk and butter.

Step 2: Slowly add (and stir) the flour.

Step 3: Mix in any additives you have in the pantry. (See hint below)

Step 4: Place teaspoon size balls onto a lined baking tray and slightly push down.

Step 5: Cook for approximately 10 minutes in preheated oven.

HINT: Our common additions are sultanas, sprinkles, chocolate drops.
We also sometimes plop a dollop of jam or nutella on top of the cookies before going in the oven.

Cookies cook VERY quickly.
They are ready once they start to change colour.

{Life Hack Friday} 7 beauty hacks every woman should know

You know us, we LOVE to make Fridays just a little bit sweeter for you and today’s Life Hack is a cracker!

PureWow has compiled this list and it is fantastic.

7 Beauty Hacks Every Woman Should Know utilises a lot of products you already have access to in your handbag or bathroom and turns them into game-changers!

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Happy Friday Nesters x

{Life Hack Friday} Get your garden on this weekend

In case you get your green thumb on this weekend then these little tips are for you!

When edging you garden beds and lawn lay down a plank of wood and use your shovel like this ->

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Image: Pinterest

If you need to water and don’t have a watering can do this ->

Image: Buzzfeed

Image: Buzzfeed

To be-dazzle your backyard space why not use some rope lighting to light things up?

Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

Use concrete blocks as modern looking concrete planters ->

Image: Remodelista

Image: Remodelista

What’s your favourite gardening tip?

Happy gardening Nesters!

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{Life Hack Friday} Keeping your nip-nips supported in strapless dresses.. Genius!

ERMAGAWD.. Why didn’t I think of this before now??

Source: pinterest

Source: pinterest

Keeps your nip-nips covered but supported.

Simply sensational idea.

Happy DIY Nesters!