Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Simple Scrummy Sugar Cookies for any Occasion!

I have been meaning to share a great recipe with you for a while. I discovered this Sugar Cookie recipe online a long time ago and it works perfectly every time. 

I have used it to make some adorable button cookies for my friends baby shower and some pretty star cookies to for a family gathering. I am proud to say they didn't last long and went down great with the kids. 


Pink, Baby Shower, Cute, Button, Cookie, Biscuit, Baking, recipe

My cousin has a severe nut allergy so this kind of recipe is fantastic as most of the ingredients are not made in a factory that handles nuts! It was nice for him to have a treat too as often he can't eat the same as the other kids. 



I have written this recipe for beginners as it is really simple and great for children and adults who are just learning to bake!


Ingredients

Cookie's

250g all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
110g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract or essence depending on what you have
Food Colouring of your choice

Icing

100g icing sugar - sieved
1tbsp water (15ml)
Food Colouring
Sprinkles for decoration

Tools 

Large mixing bowl
Wooden spoon
Teaspoon
Small bowl
Baking tray
Baking paper
Rolling pin
Cookie Cutters
Cooling Rack

*Before you start - Weigh out your ingredients and pop them all in bowls so that you are ready to go. Preparation is the key to good cooking! 

Step 1 - Cream the butter and sugar together in your large mixing with using the back wooden spoon and pushing the butter into the sugar until it is mixed together.  Once it looks light and fluffy add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix again. (This may look like it has curdled a little but trust me once the flour is added it will come back together!) 

*You can now add a couple of drops of food colouring if you wish but be careful as a little goes a looooooong way!*

Step 2 - Gradually add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add this slowly and combine to make a dough. Once the mixture gets more dough-like you can start to use your hands to bring it together (yay!)

Step 3 - Roll your dough out on a clean floured surface, remember to add a sprinkling of flour to your rolling pin to stop it sticking. (Don't use too much flour on your surface, just enough to stop sticking). Roll to about a pound coins width.

Step 4 - Take your cookie cutter and cut out your shapes. Pop them onto your baking tray that you have lined with baking paper. 

Step 5 - Put your cookies into a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees Celsius for 7-8 minutes or until cooked as baking time could be different depending on thickness and your oven.

Step 6 - Remove cookies from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack. 

Step 7 - Mix your icing sugar and water in a bowl with a teaspoon until you have a runny icing that coats the back of your spoon. Add a drop of your food colouring.

Step 8 - Once your cookies are cooled spoon your icing on and add decorations of your choice! 

Step 9 - Allow the icing to set. You can then pop these in a pretty tin or cellophane bags for gifts.

Step 10 - EAT!

Use tools found in the kitchen to imprint these
cute button patterns in round cookies!

I hope you enjoy making these cookies and eating them! If you are unsure of anything or would like to share your own baking experiences please message me on my Facebook page - Link in left hand toolbar! 


Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Baking, Children, Sprinkles

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