Firstly Happy Halloween to all, I bet households are preparing well for all the Trick O Treaters tonight. This week as it is half term I am finding the best way to keep my son entertained is to engage him in cooking or baking, I must say that baking at the moment is winning over cooking. This week we have baked a few cookies, half of them consumed before I even got the camera out, exhaustion and fatigue taken over my body from all the constant cleaning but the happiness and smile on his little face makes it all worth while. Once these cookies were baked he was so excited to decorate and share with his cousin.
Sugar cookies are made with eggs, flour, butter, sugar, vanilla, baking powder or baking soda.This rolled sugar cookie recipe works so well, I have trialled it with various ratios of flour, butter and sugar and this is by far is the best. It results in a light and crunchy taste but holds it’s shape really well. Using this dough I have made a variety of cookies which I will be sharing with you over the coming weeks.
I am entering this into Made With Love Mondays hosted by Javelin Warrior
Halloween Sugar Cookies
Makes: Approx 30-40 dependent on cookie cutter size and shape
Preparation time:25-30 minutes this includes time to roll out the dough and cut
Chilling time:30 minutes
Baking time: 10-12 minutes per batch
120g Cold butter
1 Large egg
400g Plain Flour
225g Caster sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla extract
1 Tsp Baking powder
1. In a food processor, fit the flat blade, add flour, butter, sugar and baking powder. Mix until you get breadcrumb like consistency, add egg, vanilla extract and milk and mix to form a dough.
2. On a clean work surface, lightly dust with plain flour, transfer mixture on surface and knead slightly to form a dough.
3. Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge, chill for 30 minutes.
4. In the mean time, prepare your baking trays with parchment paper however, if your tray is non stick you do not need parchment paper.
5. Pre heat oven to 200 degree C or 180 for fan.
6. Flour work surface with plain flour, take a bit of dough and roll out to about 1/2cm thickness. Use your cutters to cut out shapes and transfer them to baking tray.
7. Bake cookies in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
8. Once out of the oven, leave them on the tray to cool for 1-2 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack.
9. Continue this process until all the dough has been used.
1. If you wish to decorate the cookies, make spreading consistency icing from icing sugar and water, alternatively, can substitute water with juice to add a bit of flavour.