Candy Cookies

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I am lazy, so, if a sweet or candy can be used to add a splash of colour to a cookie without me having to ice, I’m all for it!

I recently picked up a bag of red and green sugar or candy coated sweeties. Ideal for making these cookies look a little festive.

This dough makes 48-50 cookies.

Ingredients

80g butter

200g brown sugar

150g granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 eggs, beaten

350g plain flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

240g candy coated chocolate sweets, red and green

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade.

Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

Process the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and egg until it lightens in colour.

Add the flour and bicarb, process again.

Add half of the candy coated sweets and pulse to cut some of them up.

Turn dough into a bowl and mix in the remaining sweets.

Using two teaspoons, spoon small rounds of dough onto the prepared tins, 12 on each tray, they will spread.

Once two trays are done, pop them into the oven and bake for 10mins.

Allow to cool slightly on the tray and then cool completely before boxing up.

Once the cookies are on the cooling rack repeat with the remaining dough.

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