Big and small biscuits

Make this quick and easy cheese biscuit recipe with your little one, then use different size cutters to create huge, big, small and tiny biscuits, encouraging them to identify the size of the biscuit in English. Afterwards you can put the biscuits into different size containers to extend the learning every time they want a biscuit.

Activity lasts: 10-15 minutes

What you need:

120g Plain Flour | 120g Butter or Margarine | 120g Grated Cheddar Cheese | 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder (optional) | Different size cookie cutters | Mixing bowl | Weighing scales | Rolling pin | Large baking tray | Oven


Gather all the ingredients and the various sized cutters. Preheat the oven to 170C/fan 150C/gas mark 5. Sprinkle flour over the baking tray

The Activity

Measure out the ingredients with your child, using the English words for the ingredients (Flour, butter and cheese). Mix all the ingredients together using your hands to form a dough. On a floured surface roll out the dough to a thickness of around 5mm. Ask your child to cut a huge biscuit. We pressed a bowl into the dough for the huge biscuit. Place this on your floured baking tray. Now repeat with the other sized cutters. It's best to start with the largest and work down to the tiny biscuits. For the tiny biscuits we used the leftover dough and rolled it into tiny balls that we pressed flat. Place all the biscuits in the oven. Remove the tiny and smaller biscuits after 8-12 minutes. The big and large biscuits will likely take a little longer to bake. Remove when they look golden all over. Allow the biscuits to cool completely before putting them in different sized containers.