Sprinkle Cookies

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Interestingly, sprinkles (hundreds and thousands) are also know as nonpariels in French, and are made up of sugar and starch, they were traditionally white but now come in many colours. Sprinkle cookies and cakes are actually quite a popular baked treat probably because of the bright colours, mine are a little less covered in the sugar but taste great all the same.

Recipe: Sprinkle Cookies (makes 20)

Ingredients

175g plain flour

115g butter

45g caster sugar

10g hundreds and thousands plus extra for sprinkling on top

Method

  • Set the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Sift the flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter.
  • Next, add the sugar and hundreds and thousands and knead until it forms a dough.
  • Roll out onto a floured surface to the thickness of 5mm and use a 68mm cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
  • Place them on the tray and bake in the oven for 20m minutes until fully cooked.
  • Leave to cool down completely on a wire rack before eating

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well. Today’s recipe feature oats and raisins which are both tasty and popular baking ingredients. Oats are very healthy, gluten free and full of nutrients. Raisins are beneficial to the body when eaten in moderation as they are sweet and high in sugar, raisins are also high in vitamins, minerals and fibre.

These cookies are so delicious, I like to keep them in the oven long enough so that they have a little crispiness to the bite. They are perfect to eat at anytime of the day and make a great snack.

Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (makes 34)

Ingredients

175g butter

250g demerara sugar

1 egg

4 tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla extract

300g oats

140g plain flour

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

Method

  • Set the oven to gas mark 6 and line to trays with baking paper.
  • In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar together, then add the egg, water and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients together and slowly add to the egg mixture mixing until smooth.
  • Use a tablespoon to spoon the mixture onto the baking tray and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack before eating.

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Mini Smartie Biscuits

Hey everyone, I hope your days has been well.

I made these mini biscuits late one evening as I fancied a little treat. They taste so good and are not too sweet. These biscuits are light to the bite and you could bake them without the Smartie for a healthier version. These would make a nice gift for someone who like biscuits and great for a family gathering. Super simple to make!!

Recipe: Mini Smartie Biscuits (makes 33)

Ingredients

100g butter

50g caster sugar

170g self-raising flour

Extra flour for dusting

33 Smarties

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Mix the butter and sugar together and gradually mix in the flour using your hands to form a dough.
  • Roll the dough with a rolling pin to a little thicker than a 1 pound coin and use a curved cutter to make the biscuit shape and place each one on a tray.
  • Continue until all the dough is used and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

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Chunky Smartie Cookies

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day.

At the beginning of lockdown I brought a few baking supplies thinking I would be baking loads but it turns out I’ve been cooking a lot more meals. Anyway, I’ve had this box of Smarties in the cupboard for a couple of months and I thought it was finally time to use them. Here goes my Chunky Smartie Cookies….

Recipe: Chunky Smartie Cookies (makes 18)

Ingredients

150g butter

100g caster sugar

100g soft dark brown sugar

1 egg

300g plain flour

1/3 tsp bicarbonate soda

Large handful of Smarties

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Melt the butter in a pan or microwave and leave to cool slightly before adding to a large bowl. Then add both sugars.
  • Crack the egg and whisk in a separate bowl, before slowly pouring into the butter mixture.
  • Next add the flour and bicarbonate soda slowly making sure the mixture is well combined then add the Smarties.
  • Use a tablespoon to evenly place 6 portions onto the oven trays and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Leave to cool down completely on a wire rack before eating.

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Peanut Butter & Oat Cookies

Hello everyone I hope you are all well. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today’s recipe is probably one of the best cookies you’ll ever make (in my opinion). They are soft, sweet and chewy…. just perfect. I really liked these cookies because they contain peanut butter, which I love and also there is no flour in the recipe which makes a change. I’ve had this recipe written in my book for many years and I don’t actually remember where I got it from but finally I’ve made them. The recipe only makes 9 cookies so you may want to double it, however they are quite indulgent.

Peanut Butter and Oat Cookies (makes 9)

Ingredients

100g smooth/crunch peanut butter

100g soft brown sugar

1 egg

100g porridge oats

1 pinch of salt

1 tsp baking powder

30g chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Put the peanut butter, sugar and egg into a bowl and mix together with a spoon.
  • Next, add all the other ingredients and mix well with a spoon until everything is combined (you might want to use your hands for this).
  • Then roll the mixture into 9 even balls and flatten down on the tray.
  • Bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden but still soft and leave to cool on the tray.

What are your favourite type of cookies?

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