Friday, 12 December 2014
Snowflake Sugar Cookies
It's also super easy! Here it is... Makes about 20 cookies.
115g butter, at room temp
50g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
175g plain flour
Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale.
Beat in the egg yolk.
Stir in the flour, knead the mixture gently to form a soft dough.
Wrap in cling film and chill for about 30 minutes. (I've left it for much longer and it has been fine, just needs to be brought back to room temp by kneading a little)
Preheat oven to 180C (350F) Gas 4. Gently roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 4mm. (Add lots of flour to your rolling pin too as it sticks.. a lot!)
Use cookie cutters to stamp out your shapes and arrange on greased baking trays.
Re-roll the trimmings to cut out more cookies.
Bake for about 10 minutes, until a pale golden colour.
Leave the cookies on teh baking tray for a few minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack.
To decorate mix a couple of teaspoons of egg white with enough icing sugar to make a thick consistency. If it's too runny then the lines will spread into each other.
For the snowflakes, I used star shaped cutters and iced lines between the points. Add little dots and extra lines to make your snowflake patterns. And no one would ever object to a sprinkling of glitter!
Now off you go... get baking! And cookie swapping!