Cookies!

This weekend I felt like cooking! I wanted to make some cookies for 2 weeks now but my back pain meant I just could not stand in the kitchen long enough to make them! But this weekend everything was feeling better so I made cookies!!

Pretty bunnies since it is nearly Easter!
I thought I would share the recipe as it is a really simple one and easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 100g Butter
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Splash of vanilla essence
  • 225g Plain flour
Put the butter into a bowl, (if like me you forgot to take it out of the fridge to soften zap it on a very low heat in the microwave so its soft but not melting). Add the sugar to the butter and mix together until it is light and fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix it up well again.

Slowly add the flour to the mixture, it works best to mix in with a spoon and not electric mixer I find.

Once the flour is mixed in, knead the mixture into a smooth dough. This bit is important for a nice texture and for rolling!

Wrap the dough in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 15-30 mins.

Preheat the oven to 180*C. While the oven is heating sprinkle a surface with some flour and a rolling pin and roll  out the dough to about 1cm thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out your cookies and place them on a lightly greased baking tin. You can place them close together as the cookies will not grow in the oven.

Bake the cookies for 10 mins in the oven, until the edges are starting to turn golden brown. Leave them to cool on a wire rack before eating/decorating.

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