Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Soft Easter Cookies

This soft cookie dough is a great cookie base for all occasion.  They are always a hit in kids parties.  The dough itself is not too sweet as I normally decorated them with sugar icing which is fun and looks wonderful!

250g all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
110g butter, soften
150g powder sugar
1 medium egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp grated lemon rind
Powder sugar, golden syrup, milk for sugar icing
Makes about 20 cookies

1.  Using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in egg and then vanilla essence.

2.  Add all dry ingredients to the mixture to form a dough, wrap with a plastic wrap and press to form a disc.  Chill for at least 2 hours.

3.  Roll the dough into 5mm thickness on lightly floured surface or between two plastic wraps.  Cut with your favourite cookie cutters.

4.  Bake at 180 degree C on the medium rack for 5 to 7 minutes or until the sides turn a little bit brown.  Cool cookies on a wire rack.

5.  To make sugar icing, mix together 3 1/2 tablespoons powder sugar, 1/4 teaspoon golden syrup, 1 teaspoon milk and stir well.  If it's too runny, add a little sugar, bit by bit.  Add your favourite food colouring.  The amount of sugar icing you require may depend on how you decorate the cookies.

                          The same cookie base I used for Christmas cookies:


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