21 January 2012

Haribo Cookies

It's been a long couple of weeks but I am back with haribo cookies. This morning I sat my last exam of the season so I'm officially free for the next week or so before lectures start again, hooray! These cookies are very moreish and according to my housemates they taste a little bit like apples; to me, they taste quite a lot of citrus and have a gooey centre that is complimented by the chocolate chunks I threw into the mix.

 I don't know where I got the idea, but one day this week I just suddenly got haribo cookies in my head. It's taken a lot of effort, but I've finally got these cookies to work without the haribo melting everywhere and becoming unrecognisable. It turns out the best way to do it is just to bake the cookies sans haribo, then sprinkle it on top straight after they come out of the oven.

For those of you who were looking forward to pina colada cake, fear not because I'm making it first thing tomorrow and actually can't wait - I hope it doesn't go wrong like things I anticipate baking tend to do...

The healthy brownies that I made a couple of weeks ago went down very quickly. Just like the unhealthy version, it was hard to stop at one brownie; the boys in my house didn't even suspect that they were healthy and demolished them pretty sharpish.

Makes 12
  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 125g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 200g Butter
  • 200g Haribo
  • 50g Icing Sugar
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan and line a baking tray or two with baking parchment.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Stir in the egg, followed by the flour.
  • Take a tablespoonful of mixture and dollop it onto the baking tray. Try to arrange the dollops a few centimetres apart so that they don't combine to form one giant cookie in the oven.
  • Place the baking tray in oven for 15 minutes. 
  • As soon as you take the cookies out of the oven, cover the cookies in Haribo. I find it easiest to place them individually and push them in a little bit, but they should melt into position anyway. In the photos I've only put 3 on each cookie because I was running out of Haribo, but feel free to cover the cookies with them.
  • If you want to decorate the cookies further, mix the icing sugar with a couple of tablespoons of water to form a runny white paste, then drizzle it over the cookies.
  • Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool, then store in an airtight container.

I think the flavour of your cookies will depend greatly on the type of haribo that you buy, for example tangtastics will give them a sour edge and cola bottles will (unsurprisingly) make them taste like coke. If you don't know what any of the terms in the recipe mean, or for more tips on baking, please visit The Basics.

 Pina colada cake tomorrow! See you then.

[The contents and photos in this post were updated on 20/10/2013]

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