Tic Tac Toe Cookies
Tic Tac Toe Cookies

Tic Tac Toe Cookies

So how are the Summer holidays going? Do you have children at home? My little ones were “bored” yesterday so we all decided to make some cookies together.

Noughts and Crosses Cookies

Noughts and Crosses Cookies

We sat down and flicked through recipe books trying to decided on the perfect baked treat, (…while I finished my morning coffee).  Eventually we all agreed on these cute little ones.  I think they won the vote because the children knew they would be able to eat the chocolate chips while we cooked.  Little A also used the dough to cut out cute little bunny shaped cookies. She decorated the rabbits with so many choc chips it looked like it was diseased! She seemed to enjoy them though!

Cookie Plate

Tic Tac Toe Cookie Plate

This is a very simple dough that takes seconds to make, even with little “helpers.” When I cook with children I like to have everything already out, ready for use to make the job quicker and more enjoyable for the little ones.

Tic Tac Toe Cookies


  • 125gm butter
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 2 Tbs Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1/3 cup white choc chips
  • 1/3 cup dark choc chips


Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in the small bowl of an electric mixer until pale.

Mix the flour into the butter mixture by hand until a ball of dough forms.

Anais making cookie dough

Anais making the cookie dough

Divide the dough in half and wrap one half in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

To the second ball of dough add the milk and cocoa powder. Work the dough until the cocoa is evenly distributed through the dough.

Cocoa Cookie Dough

Cocoa Cookie Dough

Wrap the cocoa dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least ½ hour.

Chocolate Cookie Dough

Chocolate Cookie Dough

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.

Roll the dough out between plastic wrap and cut circles with cookie cutters.

Chocolate & Plain Cookie Dough

Chocolate & Plain Cookie Dough

Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper.

Cookies on a tray

Cookies on a tray

Add the chocolate chips to the cookies and bake for about 15 minutes.

Please note the white chips have a tendency to colour quickly.  If you want them to remain white and not golden it is better to place them on after cooking with a drop of icing.

Tic Tac Toe Cookie Stack

Tic Tac Toe Cookie Stack

These would make great back to school lunch box treats… although I am probably getting ahead of myself 😉

Game of cookie Tic Tac Toe

Game of cookie Tic Tac Toe w Cookies

So what have you been doing to entertain the children this Christmas break?


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  1. Even I could do these! What a great idea for the kids.

  2. These are so cute. It’s definitely something I can do with the nephews. It does look kid-friendly.. and I bet they taste amazing!

  3. What a clever idea, Julie. These look absolutely gorgeous and you don’t just eat them, they’re toys as well! xx

  4. This is such a clever idea! Except I’m sure you won’t get through many games before you finish off the whole batch of cookies 😀 haha….I love eating choc chips while I’m baking too- they’re so addictive!

  5. Love this idea! and love that you can eat them when your opponent wins 😛

  6. Hehe I don’t have any kids but I’d love to make these nevertheless! 😀

  7. What a fun idea!!!

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