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Rainbow cookies recipe

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Need ideas for cooking with kids? The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen invites you to try Rainbow cookies Recipe. Have some fun with the kids in the kitchen and get them helping to make everything from muffins to main meals.

These colourful cookies are bound to be a big hit with kids and adults alike

Makes 22
Prep 25 - 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Raw dough or un-iced baked biscuits can be frozen


175g softened butter
50g golden caster sugar
50g icing sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour
zest and juice 1 orange
140g icing sugar , sifted
sprinkles , to decorate


Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the butter, sugars, egg yolks and vanilla with a wooden spoon until creamy, then mix in the flour in 2 batches. Stir in the orange zest. Roll the dough into about 22 walnut-size balls and sit on baking sheets. Bake for 15 mins until golden, then leave to cool.

Meanwhile, mix the icing sugar with enough orange juice to make a thick, runny icing. Dip each biscuit half into the icing, then straight into the sprinkles. Dry on a wire rack.

Nutrition per serving

168 kcalories, protein 2g, carbohydrate 26g, fat 7 g, saturated fat 4g, fibre 0g, sugar 15g, salt 0.1 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010. 

More kids meals from the Lebanese recipes Kitchen:              

Squished tomato pasta sauce 
Baked dippy eggs 
Strawberry jellies 
Ready-to-go wraps 

Mini chicken bagel burgers  
Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

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