These Rainbow Skittles Biscuits are an easy recipe to make and take less than 15 minutes to bake. They are a variation of these Melting Moments recipe. Decorate with Fruit Skittles, M&M's, Chocolate Chips or other small colourful sweets to turn them into rainbow biscuits.
I used White Spelt Flour to make this recipe, but white plain (all purpose) flour is fine. If you are interested in using different wholegrain flours I have created A Guide to Different Types of Flour to learn a little more about these different grains.
Why You Will Love this Recipe
- Very easy to make. Only a few ingredients are needed with very little baking time.
- Child friendly recipe. Children will love making these simple biscuits. Encourage them to count, weighing the dough, measuring out each biscuit, pressing down the cookie dough and using their imagination to decorate the biscuits before baking.
- Alternate the toppings. If you can't get hold of fruit Skittles, or find that Skittles are a little chewy, use other sweets, such as M&Ms or chocolate chips or chocolate drops.
- It's the kind of cookie dough that doesn't spread. At least not by much.
A full list of ingredients and quantities for these Skittles Cookies can be found on the recipe card at the bottom of this post or by clicking the ‘Jump to Recipe’ button at the top.
- Icing sugar - Alway sieve to remove any lumps. Do not use caster or granulated sugar as the granules are far too large for this recipe and brown sugar spots may appear during baking if the mixture isn't mixed well enough.
- Butter - Unsalted and soft. This makes mixing a lot easier. Margarine is fine, but you will not get the buttery taste.
- Vanilla Extract - Vanilla flavour complements the buttery taste of these biscuits.
- White Spelt flour - Spelt is an ancient grain and is more nutritious. Plain white flour is fine as an alternative.
- Cornflour - Also known as Corn Starch. This helps create a fine melt in the mouth texture in the biscuits.
- Rainbow Fruit Skittles - the quantity depends on how much you wish to decorate each skittles biscuit. Other toppings such as Smarties, M&M's or chocolate drops are fine. Mix and match the toppings if you wish.
How to Make these Skittles Biscuits Step by Step.
Here are some easy to follow step by step instructions. You will also find them in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Preheat the oven to 160deg fan assisted. This recipe makes 10 good sized biscuit so you will need to have ready a couple of baking trays lined with baking parchment.
Step 1: Cream the butter, vanilla extract and sieved icing sugar together until well combined. Add the spelt flour and cornflour. Mix everything together until you have a smooth firm dough.
Step 2: Weigh the dough and shape it into approx 10 golf ball sized pieces each weighing the same. Mine weighed 44 grams each. Place these onto the prepared baking sheets with a little space around them.
With your fingers, press down each ball of dough a little, and arrange the rainbow skittles on top.
If using other toppings such as chocolate chips, decorate them in the same way. This cookie dough hardly spreads at all, if it does it will not be much.
Step 3: Bake in the centre of the oven for 12 - 15 mins. Or until they are just beginning to turn a very light golden colour. Do not leave them in too much longer as the skittles shells will begin to melt and the sweets will become very hard and chewy.
Step 4: If you wish, dust each skittles sugar cookies with icing sugar when cooled completely. Either way, they will look and taste delicious.
A Few Questions and Notes
If left too long in the oven the Skittles shell and middles will begin the melt. Do not overbake the cookies.
Cookie dough will freeze well when portioned individually on an open tray before storing in a suitable freezer container.
Bake for a couple of extra minutes if baking frozen cookie dough. Or bring it back to room temperature before adding any decorations, and bake according to the recipe.
Other Cookies and Biscuits recipes that you may like to try.
Rainbow Skittles Cookies
- 1 Baking Tray
- Baking Parchment
- 75 grams icing sugar sieved + extra for dusting
- 150 grams unsalted butter softened
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 150 grams white Spelt flour or plain flour
- 75 grams cornflour
- 100 g Rainbow Fruit Skittles The quantity depends on how much you wish to decorate each skittles biscuit. Chocolate drops are a great alternative.
- Preheat the oven to 160deg fan assisted. Have ready a couple of baking trays lined with baking parchment.
- Cream the butter, vanilla extract, and icing sugar together until well combined.
- Add the sieved spelt flour and cornflour. Mix everything together until you have a smooth firm dough.
- Weigh the dough and shape into approx 10 golf ball sized pieces each weighing the same. Mine weighed 44 grams each. Place these onto the prepared baking sheets with a little space around them to allow for any spread, which should not be much.
- Press down each ball of dough a little, arrange the rainbow skittles or chocolate drops on top.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 12 - 15 mins. Or until they are just beginning to turn a very light golden colour. Do not leave them in too much longer as the skittle shells will begin to melt and the sweets will become very hard and chewy.
- If you wish, dust each biscuit with icing sugar when cooled completely.
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Note: Recipes are tested using Metric only. The provided nutrition information is an estimate for the entire recipe, the calorie accuracy nutritional facts, unit and portion conversion are calculated by a third party app. and are not guaranteed.