The real reason people visit Community Playthings

Making gingersnaps

Do you want to know the real reason people come to Community Playthings? In recent years we have had hundreds of visits from schools and nurseries wanting to use our room layout service (or so they say). We have also had countless early years advisors wanting to attend our ‘train the trainer’ sessions (or so they say). But I’ll tell you a secret: they actually come because they can’t resist our cookies! I won’t tell you how many times I’ve heard visitors say “I really mustn’t” – and then eat more than one anyway.

Because so many of you have requested it – believe it or not – I’m going to disclose one of our secret recipes:


170g shortening (or margarine)
170g brown sugar
1 egg
90g treacle

Mix the above till creamy. Then add:
355g flour (or a wee bit less if you want flatter cookies)
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon salt

Mix, then form dough into balls. Roll balls in sugar and bake 8 cm apart at 175° for 10 minutes.

Best enjoyed fresh with a cup of coffee and good company. I’m not going to reveal our chocolate chip cookie recipe. You still have to visit us to try those!

P.S. If you still need delivery (of products, not cookies) by the end of March, please call us at 0800 387 457.

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