Earlier this week, after recovering from a epic pre-Christmas baking session, I found my way back into the kitchen in an attempt to satisfy my cravings for something sweet. Not really knowing what it was that I wanted I had a little search around the internet for some inspiration which is when I came across funfetti cookies. I was familiar with funfetti cakes, but cookies were new to me and sounded delicious! Unfortunately after a spot more searching most of the recipes I'd found were using a packet mix as the main ingredient.
By this point I was pretty sure that craving of mine could only be satisfied by a fresh batch of funfetti cookies, and with no packet mix in sight I opted for the trusty method of throwing things into a mixing bowl and seeing how they came out. Surprisingly the cookies actually tasted pretty well and have since became my new favourite cookie - I'll admit it, I may have a slight addiction. So, in not wanting to suffer alone with this affliction I thought I'd share the recipe so you can also enjoy this sweet and colourful obsession!
Ooo, before we get to the recipe, these work out to be about 238kcals each, so if like me you've started your New Year's diet you can treat yourself at the end of the day if you have any calories that are itching to be used!
Makes approximately 16 cookies
250g - Unsalted Butter
250g - Caster Sugar
375g - Plain Flour
1 - Egg
3/4tsp - Baking Power
1/2tsp - Salt
1tsp - Vanilla Essence
30g - Hundreds and Thousands (or any other sprinkles you fancy)
Preheat the oven to 180'C.
Start by mixing the butter and sugar together in a bowl. When the two are fully combined beat in the egg and vanilla essence.
In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. When the dry ingredients are evenly mixed together add them to the egg and butter mixture and stir until the ingredients are well combined.
Finally add in the sprinkles. I used 30g because that's all I had left, but adding more will add more colour to your cookies. Be careful not to over mix the batter once the sprinkles have been added as the colouring from them can dye the mixture making it look a greyish green colour - basically not pretty!
Once all of the ingredients have been mixed together evenly spoon the mixture on to a lined baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes or until slightly golden. This gives them a slightly cakey consistency without being too gooey. Leave to cool on a wire rack et voila!
Hope you enjoy these funfetti cookies, let me know how you get on if you try them out I'd love to know what you think of them!
What have you been baking recently?