Red, orange and green are synonymous with traffic lights - but this recipe puts a fun, edible twist on the use of these colours. The kids will love it!What's more, the recipe is super-easy to follow, and one that the little ones will enjoy helping to make as much as they will eating them afterwards. Enjoy - and maybe get a bowl of warm, soapy water ready for those inevitable sticky fingers. Preparation time: 25 mins
Baking time: 15-20 mins
- 175g butter, softened
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 200g plain flour
- 50g strawberry jam
- 50g apricot jam or orange marmalade
- 50g lemon and lime marmalade
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4 then line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract, then stir in the flour to bring the mixture together to form a dough.
- Break off a chunk of the dough about the size of a walnut and roll it in your hands to form a ball. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
- Place the balls onto the prepared baking tray then press your finger into the centre of each ball to create a hole about 1cm wide and 1cm deep.
- Fill each hole with jam then bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
Top tip! We found Roses lemon and lime marmalade was the best jam to use to achieve a fairly strong green colour but you could use food colouring instead. Simply put some lime marmalade into a small bowl and stir in a few drops of green food colouring before filling the holes in the cookies.