Space Age Cookies

Posted November 10th, 2011 by Christine

I decided to make some cookies for the after show party. As far as my cooking decision making goes, I start off with ‘wouldn’t this simple, fast recipe be a good idea…’ and after that it gets a bits blurred. Here’s what I did after a careful revision of the the Be-ro recipe for chocolate chip cookies:

Coloured Party Cookies

Makes: 12

BUSOM rating:  TBC

Time to mouth: 20 minutes plus cooling

Prep: 15 minutes

Cooking: 8-10 mins per tray


100g margerine or very soft butter

75g soft light brown sugar (light muscavado sugar)

colourings, flavourings and munchables

175g self raising flour

a couple of splashes of milk

How to make them:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to GM4/180°c
  2. Using an electric whisk, beat the margarine/butter until soft then beat in the sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add the flavourings and colourings gradually and carefully to achieve the desired effect. Mix thoroughly after each addition.
  4. Stir in the flour with a spoon until incorporated.
  5. Unleash the whisk on the mixture and very carefully splash and mix in milk until a workable paste is formed.
  6. Mix in the solid ingredients (munchables) of your choice.
  7. Blob onto a (greaseproof paper) lined baking tray using a dessert spoon.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool once soft enough to handle with a spatula.
  10. Decide, when the cake tin drops on your head from the top shelf, that Neil is doing the washing up.

Flavouring/colour combinations:

Green apple and cinnamon– 5 to 10ml cinnamon and (lots of) green food colouring at step 3, finely diced apple at step 6. If you coat the apple well in the mixture it will not brown.

Purple party popper– a splash of vanilla essence and a mix of red and blue food colouring at step 3 (you will need much less than the green), 150g of an 185g bag of chocolate M&Ms or similar at step 6.

Suspicious blue squidgies- blue food colouring at step 3, large handful or more of mini marshmallows and a handful of pea sized or smaller boiled sweets (I used popping candy, but sadly it doesn’t pop- it just looks pretty) at step 6.

Try not to:

  • Get the bleep of the dishwasher and the cooker timer confused and remove part cooked cookies from the oven.
  • Dye yourself suspicious blue.




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