Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Everybody has a little childishness in them still. The kind of feeling that you get when you get handed a colourful rainbow cookie with little rounds of coated chocolate dotted on its surface. When the biggest dilemna you face is whether to capture a chocolate piece in your mouth with every bite or to save the choc pieces as little treats in-between bites of the cookie (like I do)!
These delightful cookies are so yummy and the recipe is foolproof! They look the picture of a fun biscuit too with its colourful appearance really warming up any plate or hand it's placed on.
They would go very well at a children's party or in the cookie jar for a sneaky adult snack at anytime!
You could use either M&M's or Smarties and can also change the colours you place on the cookies to suit the occasion. Try red for Valentine's day, green and red for Christmas, orange for Halloween... just use your imagination!
You will need:
125g softened unsalted butter
125ml soft brown sugar
125ml castor sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1 and 3/4 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
M&M's or Smarties
Beat together the butter and sugars till pale. Add the vanilla extract and egg and beat well together.
Then add in the flour and salt and mix well together with a spoon until a soft dough forms.
Make into small balls and flatten them slightly with your palm when placing on a baking tray.
Decorate with M&M's or Smarties on top, pressing them lightly into the cookies.
Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 180º C until golden brown.
Posted by Nirvana at Tuesday, July 13, 2010