Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas!

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic new year!

Here's the recipe for these gorgeous little cookies:
Sugar Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

300g flour
1 tsp baking powder
fat pinch salt
125g caster sugar
170g butter, not hard but not too soft either (cut in small squares)
1 beaten egg
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk

Tip: Using good butter will make all the difference in these gorgeous little cookies!

Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Pulse briefly to mix. Add the sugar, butter, egg and vanilla extract. Pulse again until the mix starts to come together. Add the milk, pulse and check the consistency. The dough should be soft, not too dry. Add a drop of milk if necessary. Remove the dough from the processor and form two fat disks. Chill in the fridge for at least half an hour. 
Preheat oven to 180C. Flour a work surface and roll out the dough to a circle of about 5mm. Cut out the cookies. Arrange on a baking sheet at least 10 mm apart. Bake for about 15-18 minutes and allow to cool on a rack.
The cookies can be iced, dipped in chocolate, decorated with red, green and white. Be creative! Be a kid! It's Christmas!

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