Colourful Cookies

I was invited to a little girl’s birthday party on the weekend and I was asked by her mum to bring something colourful to the party.  I pondered over what I could bring – maybe some colouring pens and picture books for the kids to draw, maybe some balloons for the party or how about some coloured cookies for the kids?

I remembered coming across a simple and easy recipe for baking cookies with coloured chocolate buttons in the baking magazine ‘Better Basics with “fast” Ed’. Maybe coloured chocolate buttons may send the kids a bit wild at the party, but it will most certainly be a popular treat on the day.

Why not try to make this with your kids and have a fun baking day on the weekend.


Colourful Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 16
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vallina extract
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • cup pure icing sugar
  • 1 cup coloured chocolate button
  1. Preheat oven to 180’. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  2. Put butter and caster sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium for 3 minutes or until light and creamy. Add egg and vanilla, then beat until smooth
  3. Fold in flour until a dough forms
  4. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and put on prepared trays, allowing for spreading. Press trays, allowing for spreading. Press flat, then brush with milk and dust with icing sugar. Press chocolate buttons into cookies
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and crisp. Cool completely on a wire racks.
I could not find coloured chocolate button at my local grocery store, but (thanks to my friend Lisa’s great suggestion) I used Mini M&M instead (you can also use smartie). Worked like a charm.





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