Remember how I told you the boys wanted rainbow cookies and a rainbow cake? After our successful outing with our Rainbow Cake, they were quite excited to get on with the cookies.
I was very busy the next day and got home rather late but they were not relenting. This time, the boys came with a friend .
I had saved a recipe I wanted to try out with and we did. The kids were quite enthusiastic about it and they eagerly got to work
I forgot to buy M&M s but I found Skittles instead and used them.
This is what we were going for
But instead, this is what we got because the skittles melted in the oven (I should have known that) and the kids scooped the cookie batter too close to each other.
It might look like an epic fail, but taste wise, it was bloody good.
Well I wanted to make it up to the boys because of the look and used another recipe.
• 2 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour (alternative 2 1/2 cups plain flour + 4 tsp Baking powder)
• 1 Cup Sugar (you can use 1/2)
• 1/4 tsp Salt (if you are using self rising flour skip the salt, it already contains salt)
• 100g – 150g Butter
• 1 Egg
• 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
– Using the rubbing in method, rub the flour, sugar and butter together to form breadcrumbs, handle the flour lightly.
– Add the egg so the dough can bind.
– If you want to add colours , divide into equal parts, using gel colours, lightly add the colours into each part. What I did was, I let the dough remain in bread crumbs form and i used a skewer to work the colours.
– Wrap dough and if coloured wrap individually in cling film and leave it to rest in a fridge for a few hours or over night.
– Divide all into equal parts. Roll out on a flour dusted board, using a rolling pin, flatten out and cut out shapes with a cookies cutter.
You can make whatever shapes you want. Your just bake them in round shapes. For the cookies with M&M s on top I rolled the dough lightly in my palm and pressed the M&M s on top. Be gentle with your dough, overworking it would turn out hard cookies .
– Lay them in baking tray covered in parchment paper and bake for 30 mins in the middle layer of the oven heated to 350°C.
Well our cookies snap like biscuits and taste like cookies. And we loved them. Try it too.
Update 5 years later.
The kids are baking cookies themselves, with supervision only for lighting the oven.