We often tell the kids not to play with their food, but with these fascinating shaker cookies, it’d be hard not to! Filled with sprinkles, they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face, and a box of them will make for lovely gifts.

Plus, they’re simpler to make than they look. Apart from cutting out (easily done with cookie cutters) and baking the cookies, all you need are clear hard candy to make the ‘glass’ panel and sprinkles to fill them with. You can go with any type of sprinkles, really, but for Valentine’s Day, we’ve used adorable heart-shaped ones that can be found in baking supplies shops.

Video by Trish Caddy.