I don’t know where this recipe came from but for a kids party they would be a real hit. I have been wanting to try them now for a while but just never quite got around to it. The jelly stained them in a lot brighter hues than I expected but didn’t impart a ton of flavour. They were a nice biscuit though, light, sweet and buttery add to that combination sparkly (from rolling in jelly crystals) and you have the perfect fairy party biscuit.
I was limited to 2 colours by what i had on hand but it wouldn’t be hard to make a rainbow of different ones.
Jelly Crystal Biscuits
1 3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cater sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
4x 85g packets of jelly crystals, assorted flavours
Preheat oven to 180C
Line 2 large baking trays.
Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine.
Gradually add flour mixed with baking powder.
Divide dough into 4 portions and place in seperate bowls.
Add 1 Tbls of different jelly crystals to each bowl.
Knead well until jelly is incorporated.
Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls and roll in remaining jelly crystals.
Place balls on trays and flatten with a your fingers.
Bake for 10-12 mins or until they move when pushed.
Cool on trays for 5 mins before removing to a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container.