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Swedish Fish Cookies

 A bit for a Heron

115 grams soya (margerine)
50 grams brown sugar
120 grams self raising flour
1 teaspoon salt (ground)
1/2 packet swedish fish (sweets)

Preheat the oven to 180℃ and line a baking tray. Start off by weighing out the flour, sugar, margerine and salt into a mixing bowl. Use a food processor or mixer to beat the ingredients together until they form a pliable dough. You might wish to add a teaspoon or two of soya milk if it’s a teeny bit dry.

Next, grab a tablespoon and spoon out a tablespoon’s worth of dough onto the baking tray, making sure there’s equal space between each cookie. Once you’ve filled up the tray, put the baking tray straight into the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Once the first 8-10 minutes are up, remove the tray from the oven and use a spoon to create a well in the centre of each cookie. Pop the cookies back in the oven for a further 3-4 minutes to firm them up a little.

Next, pull the baking tray out and open up the Swedish Fish, resisting the temptation to eat some. Place a Swedish Fish in the middle of each cookie and, finally… put the baking tray back in the oven for a final two minutes.

At this point, it’s okay to switch the oven off and allow the cookies to cool inside. Or, if you can’t wait, bring them out of the oven. Just allow them to cool naturally as this prevents any breakages. Oh, and enjoy!

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Yield: Makes 12