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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Saturday Morning Baking Recipe 1 - Skittle Cookies

Hey peeps!
I (Girl Behind The Screen) will be posting a different recipe on here each Saturday for any of you baking lovers out there! They will mostly be treats or puddings, i.e cupcakes or cookies, which I will be doing today. Please comment below if you would like to see any recipes to appear on here and I will try my hardest to include them! Thank you to anyone who bothers to comment and give us any useful feedback, or who shares this blog and makes us more popular (it would be incredible if you could...). Thanks! Happy reading!

Skittle Cookies
You will need:
  • 250g plain flour
  • 15g baking powder or bicarbonate soda                     
  • 170g unsalted butter, melted
  • 200g dark brown soft sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 10ml vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk (separate from the egg above)               
  • 200g Skittles (you can choose which type) I am using Originals
This recipe will make roughly 18 cookies and is suitable for vegetarians, though not vegans (sorry!).
It takes 40 mins to make, allowing 10 minutes for preparation time, 15 minutes for baking and 15 for cooling.

Method:
  1. Preheat your oven to 170 C, or Gas mark 3 (you might need an adult to do this if you aren't sure).
  2. Take a baking tray (large enough to fit 18 cookies) or 2 smaller ones and line them with greaseproof baking paper or parchment. If you like, smear a spoonful of butter/margarine across the paper for maximum non-stick.
  3. Sift together the salt, baking powder and plain flour and leave in a separate bowl.
  4. In a different bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar and caster sugar until completely together and there is no trace of any sugar that hasn't been stirred in.
  5. Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk until your mix is a light colour and suitably creamy. 
  6. Now cream in the sifted ingredients until blended together nicely. Stir in the Skittles by hand using a wooden spoon (if they are too large you might want to use a knife to half them but I prefer leaving them whole). Drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking trays, with each cookie around 4 tablespoons of dough (for smaller cookies, drop 1 rounded tablespoonful and adjust baking time as necessary). Do not flatten the dough. Cookies should be about 8cm apart.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted and the cookies look brown but not burnt. Cool on baking trays for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool properly; this will take about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Once your cookies are nice and cool, you can enjoy them.
I hope this Skittle Cookies recipe is fun and easy - make sure to be careful when putting your cookies in the oven and keep an eye whilst they are cooking! Use oven gloves to take them out so you don't burn yourself.
Thank you for reading. Next Saturday's recipe will feature two recipes, both healthy breakfast muffins, so be sure to keep reading to find out how to make those too! Please share this and like, comment and subscribe - thanks!
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