Slice-and-bake funfetti vanilla bean biscuit recipe

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When I think of kids’ snacks for the week ahead, I always think of that rather wise saying ‘a Sunday well spent, brings a week of content’. Whip up a double batch of these fun funfetti cookies – one to bake and one for the freezer – and you should be set for the week!

Handy to have in your freezer for afternoon tea at a moment’s notice, these cookie logs can be frozen in a sealed container for up to two months!

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  • Prep time : 45 mins
  • Cooking time : 10 mins

Funfetti vanilla bean biscuit ingredients

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups plain flour
  • ½ cup mini M&M’s, roughly chopped


  • First, run a knife across the M&M’s, breaking them into even smaller pieces. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla paste until fluffy and light in colour.
  • Add the egg and beat until just combined. In two batches, stir in the flour, mixing until just combined between each batch.
  • Fold in the M&M’s.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead into a ball. Roll and shape the dough into a 30cm long log.
  • Wrap the log in baking paper and freeze for half an hour or until firm. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line two large trays with baking paper.
  • Unwrap the cookie log. Using a serrated knife (a bread knife is great), slice cookies into 1cm thick rounds. Place them on the prepared trays, a few centimetres apart. Bake one tray at a time for 10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies turn light gold in colour.
  • Let cool for five minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Keep in an airtight container.
  • The cookie log can be frozen in a sealed container for up to two months. Just let them stand at room temperature for half an hour before slicing.

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