Number four started school today… yes I am the type of mother who fights back tears at the school gate. Mercifully, this time was much easier. Finally I have a child who was excited about going to school! Usually I am the mother who has the hysterical child pried off her with instructions to “not look back,” it has always been horrendous.
But number four has been counting down the days until big school, and he went off without even a backwards glance. The build up for big school seemed to be going on forever, first the orientation days last year, then buying the school uniform. Santa bought lots of school supplies and a school bag. Then we had to find a special spot in his room for the uniform, school bag and shoes. He has been dying for his lunch box to be filled with food and to have a drink bottle he can drink from all day.
Now the day has finished and all went well. As we were coming home from school I decided that we needed an after school treat like I used to have when I was in kindergarten.
I thought we would make Cornflake Cookies. The recipe makes 30 huge lunch box cookies. They are delicious, a little bit nutritious and very quick and easy to make. So now he has a special lunchbox treat for tommorrow.
1 cup sugar
1 t/s vanilla essence
2 ¼ cups SR Flour
5 cups Cornflakes (lightly crushed)
1 cup sultanas
250gm dark chocolate bits
Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time and then mix on high.
Remove the bowl from the electric mixer and add the remaining ingredients. Mix altogether until well combined.
Roll the cookie mixture into small balls and place on a well greased baking tray. Leave space for spreading.
Cook for 15mins, or until golden. Allow to partially cool on the baking tray before transferring to a wire rack.
So there you go! Number 4’s first day of big school and a lunchbox cookie recipe from yesteryear.
Something tells me I will have trouble convincing Number 5 to wait the two years until she is old enough to start big school.