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23 February 2015

Rainbow Heart Cookies

Rainbow Heart Cookies

The Mini Mes and I often whisk up a storm in the kitchen, have great fun with crafts or make a mountain of mess being creative in other ways. 'Mini Makes' is a new weekly series where we will be sharing some of the activities we have been doing to give you ideas for rainy days or to inspire you to get making and baking too.

If you are a blogger feel free to link up your own posts too at the bottom - I will pop by each week to comment on them and hopefully you can visit a few others to spread some love. After all, parenting is far easier when mums and dads work together and praise each other!



Rainbow Heart Cookies

Ingredients

130g butter
140g icing sugar
3 egg yolks
1 tbsp vanilla essence
270g plain flour
Red food colouring/paste
1 tbsp water
Sprinkles


Method
  • Cream together the butter and icing sugar in a bowl
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla essence
  • Sift in the flour and combine until a dough is formed. Add a little more flour if required; it shouldn't be too sticky
  • Split the dough in half. Wrap one half in film and place in the fridge. With the other half add the food colouring/paste to create a bold red colour



  • Roll the red dough out, on a lightly floured surface, to around an inch in thickness and cut out heart shapes approx 2 inches in length with a cutter
  • Stack the hearts on top of each other using a little water between each to attach
  • Remove the plain dough from the fridge, tear a strip off, roll in your hands to make a long and thin sausage and carefully place this in the V shape at the top of the row of hearts
  • Continue to tear pieces of the plain dough off and cover the edges of the heart row completely - it should make a circular/large sausage once complete.
  • Add a tiny amount of water to the surface of the cookie roll and cover it with sprinkles
  • Wrap and place in the freezer for a few minutes until firm (or place in the fridge for a longer period of time if you are more patient than I am!)
  • Remove and slice into circles around 1cm in thickness
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 10 minutes-12 minutes

Scoff!




Why not give them a go to put a little colour in the lunch boxes!



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98 comments

  1. Ooh I love the look of these - and I have everything we need in the cupboards which is always a bonus. I'll link up a couple of our half term projects too :)

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, I will pop over to comment at the end of the week! x

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  2. Emma, these look INCREDIBLE! What a show stopper - I watched a video of someone making rainbow heart ones the other day, but honestly these are just as effective and nowhere near a complicated - they really look so cool. I must give them a try sometime! x

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    1. Thanks Lucy, that means so much! I'm trying to improve my photography and get more creative :) x

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  3. These look delicious and I know my two would love them!

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  4. Great idea for a linky lovely and what fantastic cookies!! :-)

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  5. I saw a video of these and thought I would have to They look great!

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  6. What a great idea and they look amazing, will try them out with my children

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  7. These look great. The girls would love to try them :)

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  8. A great idea, my daughter would love to make these

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  9. I have to say this looks amazing as so creative and very colourful.

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  10. oh my they look lovely wouldnt want to eat them!

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  11. These are ace. We are so going to make some too!

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  12. Oh that's fabulous! I love it, what a brilliant idea.

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  13. Oh they're just gorgeous! Great shape and colours I bet they taste amazing :)

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  14. What beautiful pictures! These look fun - very bright and colourful.

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  15. They look fantastic, my kids would love them.

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  16. I have bookmarked these to make = they look like theyd be a hit

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  17. These looks great :-) they are so pretty and colourful x #recipeoftheweek

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  18. That's done it! my girls have just seem me reading your post on these cookies and they want to make them NOW!! xx

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  19. They look fab I really should try harder in the kitchen!

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  20. Wow, these look totally amazing!
    I love the bright colours. I bet kids would totally adore them.

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  21. Ooh these look amazing! Id love to make them!

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  22. Wow I can't believe how perfect they look, so professional too, Would be perfect for a cookbook, awesome job, love it!

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  23. these little rainbow treats sound and look yummy going to have to make some

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  24. these look fun!

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  25. aaw these look lovely!

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  26. ooh so clever. Would make any childrens party look such fun x

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  27. These look lovely and so colourful

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  28. Love these, great fun. I will make some of these for the next charity bake they should sell well.

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  29. these look brilliant, thanks for the post

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  30. These caught my eye (and I'm sure they would others at parties!) - they look great, so colourful! I thought they were little mini sponge cakes when I first saw the photo, but cookies even better (we're cookies by name and cookie lovers in this house!).

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  31. Having a good mooch round - Thanks for the directions i'll be sure to give these ago with my son, they look fab! :D x

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  32. Layla Thomas30/06/2015, 10:27

    These are so cute, definitely going to give them a try.

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  33. love how good these look - and looks uncomplicated enough for me to have a go thanks for the post x

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  34. these look so good -and recipe seems uncomplicated enough for me to have a go! x

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  35. Janie McColl10/07/2015, 11:39

    These are so pretty, I'm going to make some of these for the school fete.

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  36. These look really tasty and so pretty. I will make them for sure

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  37. Oh wow... these look fab!

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  38. gorgeous looking little cakes stunning colours sounds yummy going to have to make them look too good not to lovely

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  39. These look tasty and so pretty

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  40. They look Stunning , would be perfect for a party or a gift for a loved one ♥♥ Yummy ♥♥

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  41. These look brilliant, my 6 year old daughter will love helping me make these

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  42. I saw something similar to these on facebook earlier - they look gorgeous and it's so effective having the red heart running through! I'm no where near creative enough to make something like this lol! #anythinggoes

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  43. Oh man, they are awesome. I'm not a whizz in the kitchen but I think I might give them a try! #anythinggoes

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  44. wow these look fab, my girls will defiantly enjoy giving these ago!!

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  45. Pam Francis Gregory29/08/2015, 19:57

    Look brill! I'll have to give them a go!

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  46. happy cake

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  47. these are lovely! will have to try them for the children thank you for sharing this amazing recipe :)

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  48. These look amaziing xx

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  49. These look delicious - I can't wait to try them out with my granddaughter!

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  50. these look amazing, if I had coloring and sprinkles I would try that now

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  51. these woould be perfect for the lunch box

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  52. Such a fab idea for Valentines Day, simple but delicious

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  53. Never seen these done before, they are truly yummy and so professional! :)

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  54. have saved this to make with the kids, they will love them, thanks

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  55. These look so cleverly made, fantastic!

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  56. Claire Elizabeth Noke17/01/2016, 17:15

    Oh wow! what a fantastic idea! Gotta make these with the little ones :)

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  57. I absolutely LOVE this!!! What a bright and colourful cookie great idea for birthday parties thankyou for sharing

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  58. i will defo try these they look amazing! xxxx

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  59. They look very effective

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  60. These wouldn't last long in our house look way too yummy :)

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  61. These look great for little ones! bright and colourful! xx

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  62. Looks fun to make and tasty

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  63. I am definately going to make these with my daughter! She will love them!

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  64. Love them, so colourful and they look so tasty x

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  65. Oh, my! How did I mis this photo and recipe before?! Will definitely try it with the children and see if we can master the art of Rainbow Hearts before the next birthday party.

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  66. These would go down so well with the adults and kids!

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  67. They look to ice to eat lol, x

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  68. These look so pretty & I bet they're delicious!

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  69. These are so funky!

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  70. Very colourful tasty bites

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  72. These are so creative and pretty, perfect for valentine's day x

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  73. Carrie Talbot-Ashby16/02/2016, 07:26

    These look absolutely gorgeous! I wouldn't want to eat them, just show them off! Nicely done! x

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  74. Looks amazing , not sure if I would be able to make myself looks quite technical :)

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  75. Look too nice to eat. My kids would love them

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  76. This is such a fab idea and will be great to try with the kids!

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  77. Thank you so much for sharing this lovey recipe me and the munchkins are very much looking forward to making them X x x

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  78. Thank you so much for sharing this lovey recipe me and the munchkins are very much looking forward to making them X x x

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  79. omg these look amazing, I'm definitley going to give these ago x

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  80. Those look absolutely fantastic! I'll have to make some with my own kids! Doubt they'll turn out as nice though!

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