This recipe has been on my mind for a while, even before Whittakers announced their new chocolate block! I kept seeing Hundreds and Thousands biscuits at the supermarket and not buying them because, “I could make those at home!”. Well, I finally did!
These would be great fun for the kids to help with. The cookies are pretty full proof, fun to cut out and icing and sprinkles are always a favourite!
Of course you chould cheat and melt the new chocolate on the top, but I figure the biscuit pieces would make it lumpy and the sprinkles wouldn’t be on the top anyway.
For the cookies:
1 c sugar
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Cream butter and sugar
Add egg and vanilla, mix to combine
Add in flour and baking powder, mix until combined.
Depending on the temperature of your butter, you may need to bring it together with your hands if it’s a bit crumbly. Mine was perfect with room temperature butter.
Roll out to approx 0.5cm thick and cut out rounds using a cutter with crinkled, wavy edges
Bake at 170C until baked, approx 10mins. Cool. makes approx 38 cookies (or split the dough and add chocolate chips, or freeze for later!)
2 Cups Icing Sugar
4 Tbsp Strawberry Milkshake Syrup
1 Tbsp softened butter
4 Tbsp hot water
Hundreds and thousands (rainbow non pareils)
Mix together the first 4 ingredients until smooth.
Spread icing onto cookies, pushing icing all the way to the edge and filling in any spaces. I used a knife but you could do this easily with a piping bag.
Sprinkle over Hundreds and Thousands and allow to set.