Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sugar cookie fun!So the cookie making continues and during my visit to Jane-Asher's shop I found a few cookie cut outs that I tried out on a simple sugar cookie recipe. Some of these cookies will be sold at Alimentari in Queen's Park to all the little kiddies and yummy mummies that go in their for their daily cuppa.

Here is the recipe for your baking pleasure.

Sugar cookies

  • 200g unsalted butter at room temp
  • 280g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract - I have some yummy stuff from Mexico
  • 1 egg
  • 400g plain flour
  • salt - just a pinch!
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla together until it is light and fluffy, add the egg and once fully mixed together, add the flour and salt. Onc it is all mixed together - lay it on a floured surface and knead into a doughy ball. Roll the ball out flat and cut out your cookies. Place on baking paper and bake in a pre-heated oven for approx. 10min. They should only be golden brown around the edges (my pics have a few burnt ones so ignore that!)
  • Icing - 1 egg white, 1/2 tsp lemon juice (fresh is best), 300g icing sugar sifted - and any food coloring to make diff colors - beat egg white and lemon juice together and then slowly add the icing sugar a little bit at a time. Whisk until you get stiff peaks and add coloring to get your desired color.

A few tips:

  • Keep a close eye on these when they are in the oven as they can immediately turn very brown (and burn!)
  • Mix them only briefly with the mixer then use your hands to ply into a big ball of dough - the recipe I had didn't tell me that so I kept mixing them hoping the crumbly mixture would turn into dough -which it didn't
Share and enjoy!

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