Roly poly cookies

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Per Serving 173kcals, 9.7g fat (6.8g saturated), 20.7g carbs (0.3g sugars), 1.6g protein, 0.3g fibre, 0.165g sodium

20 minutes [+1 hour inactive]
8 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: Makes about 20
225g butter, at room temperature
200g caster sugar
½ tsp salt
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g plain flour
Green and red food colouring
2 tbsp icing sugar
Water, to make the icing


  1. In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and salt.
  2. Fold in the beaten egg, vanilla and flour, mixing until the dough comes together. Divide into three even pieces. Add food colouring to make one red and one green, leaving the third piece plain.
  3. Roll each piece out into a 20cm square. Place the squares on top of each other, then roll up tightly like a Swiss roll. Wrap in cling film and chill for one hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4 and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  5. Remove the cling film from the cookie dough. Slice the roll into 1cm-thick discs and lay on the prepared baking tray.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes until the edges are golden. Allow to cool on the tray for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
  7. In a shallow bowl, combine the icing sugar with enough water to make an icing.
  8. Roll the edges of the cookies in the water icing, then dip and roll in the sprinkles.