Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rainbow Cookies!


I love Pinterest! It’s one of my favourite websites, has great ideas for a whole range of things. My favourite being recipes. Especially baking and dessert recipes! I actually made these last summer and forgot about writing the post until now. Super simple to make and even more impressive than shop bought ones!

Rainbow Cookies

Adapted from How Sweet It Is


270g plain flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

170g butter (melted and cooled. Microwaving is the fastest way to melt, leave it stand for roughly 10 minutes after to cool)

200g brown sugar

100g caster sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

2 tsp Vanilla extract

Handful or two of M&Ms (original recipe calls for mini ones, I used crispy ones though. Choice is really yours)


1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Sift the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugars together until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla and stir until mixed.

3. Gradually add the flour and mix until a dough forms. Don’t worry if it looks a bit crumbly at first, it will all come together (use your hands if you think you need to). Fold in M&Ms.

4. Divide the dough (if you want larger cookies, use large balls). Using your hands, shape each portion into a ball and then pull each ball in half. You are then going to stack one half on top of the other, with the ‘rough’ part (from where it was pulled) facing upwards and then squish both halves together.

5. Place the dough rough sides up on baking tray, leaving enough space between them to allow for spreading.

6. Bake for 12-15 mins (large) or 8-12 (regular size) or until slightly brown. Don’t let it brown too much as you want the cookie more chewy than crunchy.

7. Let them cool completely and enjoy!

You could add different chocolates in if you’d like. How would you make them?




  1. I shouldn't have looked at this! I've just had my lunch but am now desperately craving a cookie xo

  2. Thanks Emma and Karie! You should bake some for yourself you get the chance ;)

  3. Oh my gosh.. I am SO making these ASAP.

  4. Do! And post pictures on your blog :)


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