I saw a version of these rainbow biscuits in Pinterest and I couldn’t resist having a go at some myself… they looked so pretty! But my three year old LOVES to bake and I knew that there was no way that I would be able to make biscuits without her input. HELLO??? Does anyone ever get to bake alone?

So here they are- the Kiwi Families’ Rainbow biscuits… the kind you can make in 20 minutes with a three year old- not the kind that take three hours, a fancy kitchen and a cleaner.

1. Make a basic sugar biscuit dough. The recipe I use is:

  • 200g of butter (softened)
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • a dash of vanilla

Beat the butter and sugar until creamed then add the the egg and beat until thick.

Add the flour and baking powder and vanilla and stir into a dough. You want a fairly stiff dough… if it’s too soft, the dough won’t hold together very well.

Once you’ve made the dough, divide it into 5-6 little bowls and add a different colour of food colouring to each. Here’s where it starts to get  messy. At this point, I gave the bowls to Miss Three and said “Knock yourself out, small fry!”

Together, we then rolled the dough into little balls- about the size of a marble. Once you’ve got a bunch of balls, grab four or five different colours and press them together then roll them into a snake. Then just curl the snake into a circle and you’re done.

This does get a bit untidy (or it did in our house, anyway) and the colours start to get mooshed together a bit. I figure it’s all just part of the fun!

Ok, so they’re not as beautiful as the ones I spotted but they were a great morning’s entertainment!

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Rochelle is mum to three gorgeous daughters. She wishes she had more time to garden and read the newspaper in peace!

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Make-Do Mum

Oh good, I was looking for a recipe that, like you said, doesn’t involved hours and an on-site cleaner!!! Honestly, the first recipe that I found involved boiling the eggs first. Nuts!

Rochelle Gribble

Yah! Hope it works well for you – let me know how it goes!!

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