Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Funfetti cookies

I was bored and the kids had just eaten the last of the biscuits so decided to replenish the cookie jar with homemade. Max requested iced biscuits apparently just like the ones I made for my brother's wedding!) but I remembered I'd seen some funfetti cookies on Pinterest a while back.

Funfetti? What am I on about? It's just hundreds and thousands in plain old English. You know, those multicoloured strands of sugar goodness.

Turns out I had none left but I did have all red hundreds and thousands and some blue glitter flakes so decided they'd do.

This is a US recipe but luckily grams were also provided, but I also slightly tweaked the recipe to my own liking:

115g butter or margarine (room temp)
150g caster sugar
1 egg
200g plain flour 
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
80g of hundreds and thousands

Makes about 20

Beat the butter/margarine until smooth and add the sugar beating until fluffy and light. Add the egg and mix in, scraping down the sides. Then add the dry ingredients and the hundreds and thousands when the biscuit dough has come together.

Roll the dough into balls (about 1 large tbsp of dough per cookie) and pop into the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. They can be left for 2 days and can even be frozen if you're in need of a future sugar fix!

Preheat the oven when they've had time to chill, to 180/160 fan.

Place onto baking sheets and spread evenly apart as they spread during cooking. Bake for 10 minutes until only just starting to brown. Leave on the trays for a few minutes then remove carefully and leave to fully cool on a wire rack. They're a very soft cookie 

They don't look very impressive here as I didn't have enough funfetti, so be sure to add lots! They taste great though.