Sugar Cookies

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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

How to Make Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cream butter & sugar together until fluffy
  • 2Add egg & vanilla. Beat well
  • 3Sift 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)
  • 4Cover & chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • 5Roll out dough, on floured board, to about 6mm thick (thicker cookies will be softer, thinner crispier)
  • 6Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters (dipped in flour).
  • 7Bake on lined tray at 180 C for about 10 minutes.
  • 8Make 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.
  • 9For 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)

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About Sugar Cookies

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