Sugar Cookies

JR Mattsen

By
@nzJen

Adapted this recipe from the very popular 'Grannys Sugar Cookies' on Food.Com


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Serves:

40 ish (depending on shape)

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
sugar
170 g
butter, room temperature
1 large
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
flour (measure then take out 2 tablespoons)
2 Tbsp
cornflour
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream butter & sugar together until fluffy
2
Add egg & vanilla. Beat well
3
Sift dry ingredients & add to creamed mixture a bit at a time until completely blended. (Adding cornflour is optional but makes cake flour & helps shape of cookies)
4
Cover & chill for at least 30 minutes.
5
Roll out dough, on floured board, to about 6mm thick (thicker cookies will be softer, thinner crispier)
6
Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters (dipped in flour).
7
Bake on lined tray at 180 C for about 10 minutes.
8
Make a paste of icing sugar (2 T) & water (1-2 tsp). Use this to glue on raisins, m&m's, lollies, sprinkles or coloured sugar (mix a drop or two of food colouring into white sugar & let dry a few hours)
Chocolate drops can be pressed into cookies before baking.
9
For all over icing mix butter, icing sugar, vanilla (or flavouring of choice) with a little milk or water until it is a spreading consistency.
Pipe around edges of cookie before filling (gives a clean non-dribbling edge)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids