Crazy cookies

Whether you’re sharing them at work or including them in a bake sale, these bold little biscuits are guaranteed to brighten everyone’s day!

  • Prep:40 mins
    Cook:15 mins
    Plus chilling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 188
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 36g
  • sugars 30g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.13g


  • 350g plain flour, plus extra
  • 200g salted butter, cubed
  • 120g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 x 300g tubs ready-to-use royal icing (We used Dr Oetker, Sainsbury's)
  • red and yellow food colourings


  1. Whizz the flour and butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks and whizz to a smooth dough. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into 2 sausage shapes about 4-5cm in diameter. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cut the dough into 4mm-thick slices and arrange on baking sheets, spaced slightly apart. Bake for 15 mins or until pale golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  3. Heat icing following pack instructions. Add a little food colouring to each tub and ice half the cookies in yellow, and decorate with red, then ice the other half red and decorate in yellow. Leave to dry.

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