What you need:
100g icing or castor sugar
200g butter - cubed
300g plain flour (sieved)
(1,2,3 - geddit?)
What to do:
Pre-heat oven to 130C. Line your baking tray with baking paper.
1) With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl till pale and creamy for about 2 minutes.
2) Add the flour bit by bit, mixing by hand using a spatula.
3) Once all incorporated, chill dough for 15-20mins.
4) Remove dough from fridge. Divide into two. Use one half to work with and the other half return to fridge to chill.
5) Ball up the dough and place between 2 plastic sheets. Use a rolling pin and roll out about 4-5mm thick. (The dough is superbly easy to work with!).
6) Using a cookie cutter, cut into preferred shape and arrange on baking tray.
7) Bake at 150C for 20-25 mins.
Note: Remove remaining dough from fridge and repeat process until all the dough is used up.
This marks my third successful recipe from Ann's Blog. The first almost a year ago and the second another cookie recipe as well.
Oh yes the results. So far the people who are always my best critics - my husband and sister - totally loved it. The bonus? My 6-year old nephew quietly finishing the whole jar of cookies all by himself as we adults chatted away!!
If you've never baked or have never tried baking cookies, I urge you to start with a simple basic recipe like this.
- Keep an eye while the cookies are baking. For me, I baked them for only 20minutes. You don't want them to overbrown.
- Just like Ann, I used icing sugar for this recipe as I wanted to finish off my supply.
- Since I have an ever-ready supply of Pampas frozen puff pastry in my fridge, I just used two of the blue plastic sheets you can find in their packet.
- I don't have any nice cookie cutters. I need to invest in some interesting shapes. Round is pretty boring.
The Sudden Cook wishes all her readers a very Merry Christmas and Blessed 2012!!