We absolutely love these sugar cookies, not only because they taste incredible, but also because they make an awesome gift – especially at Christmas time! You can give them iced, or un-iced along with some icing tubes to can decorate the cookies (as seen in the picture above)! This recipe is our great-grandmother’s, slightly adjusted by our mum!
The recipe as well as the picture is taken from mum’s website, here’s the link for it Iced Sugar Cookies. Click on it if you want to go check out her other recipes too. Or better still, show them to your mum!
Let us know if you like this recipe and tell us what your favourite cookies are by leaving a comment below!
- 350g plain flour
- 200g butter
- 180g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla paste/extract or flavouring of your choice
- Cream butter and sugar in a table top mixer or with a hand held beater until pale and creamy.
- Add egg and continue to beat until it's mixed well.
- Add the flavouring, beat in.
- Add the flour and beat until you get a dough. Use your hands at this stage if you have to but DO NOT KNEAD, you'll end up with rubbery cookies.
- Divide the dough into 2 and flatten into discs, wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Line your work surface with baking paper and get one one of the dough portions out. Place the same cling film on the dough and roll it out to a thickness of about 4-5mm. The cling film with stop the dough from sticking to your rolling pin (our great-grandmother's trick).
- Slide the baking paper with the dough onto a baking sheet and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden. This will allow you to cut and move the shapes easily.
- Cut the shapes out and place on baking sheet, leaving about an inch of space all around.
- Back in the fridge for 30 minutes. Turn the oven on to 180˚C/Fan 160˚C.
- After 30 minutes, bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes(get an adult to help you with this part!). Definitely check at 10!
- Cool completely before icing.