• Serena Di Sabatino

Sugar cookie heart cereal

It's the Pride weekend here in Milan!

There's not gonna be a parade of course but just small events throughout the city.

In any case this is my way to celebrate: Sugar cookie heart cereal! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

How did I make them? Well, it's the same dough that I've used for Flower cereal and LEGO cereal: it's a batch of Nigella's rainbow sugar cookie dough 🌈 baked inside a tiny hearts silicone mould.

It looks lovely and tastes delicious, I swear 😍

If you want to enjoy a bowl of homemade rainbow cereal read the recipe below and make it too, it's super fun and easy!!!


  • 87g soft butter

  • 100g super-fine sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract*

  • 200g all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • food colouring


  1. In a bowl cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer (or in the stand mixer).

  2. Then beat in the egg and the vanilla extract. Keep working until creamy.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

  4. Add dry ingredients to your creamed ingredients, a little at a time, until it is well incorporated and you can roll the dough into a ball.

  5. Divide the dough into 6 balls of the same weight (mine around 70g each).

  6. Pour a few drops of food colouring on each one of them and knead to get an evenly coloured dough.

  7. Then wrap them in plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

  8. Once chilled, sprinkle the silicone mould with cornstarch and fill it with the dough pressing down with your fingers (do not fill the moulds all the way through because the cookies will spread a bit so I suggest to fill them up to 3/4). Then place it in the fridge for about 15 minutes before baking.

  9. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  10. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the surface starts do darken.

  11. Let them cool in the mould before removing them.

  12. Place the heart cereal in a bowl and add cold milk.

  13. Enjoy :)


  • You can use vanillina (powdered vanilla) if you cannot find any vanilla extract.

  • You can freeze the dough for a month or so.

  • The consistency of this cookies is different from the usual sugar cookies: they are thick and soft since they are baked in the mould so they won't dry out.

  • I used this dough to make Flower cereal and LEGO cereal.


If you make it let me know! :)

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