When I asked Miss Julie if there was anything I could bring to the markets for the weekend, she only had one request…
I found this recipe in a kids magazine a few years ago & when I made them for Christmas they were a hit, so I thought I’d share my recipe in a photo filled post! ❤
Find yourself some bench space (look how tiny my kitchen bench space is!!), down an espresso & grab yourself a pretty (pyrex! yay!) mixing bowl & get ready for some (not-so)serious baking!
First item on the cards – 250grams of butter (one stick)
(now, you’re supposed to add the sugar & beat it with a mixer, but since I have limited bench space and i’m power point deprived, I do it the old fashioned way…I melt it over some hot water!)
Next grab some fancy measuring cups…check mine out!
Oh hey you guys! Look at me!
nesting doll measuring cups!!
cuuuuteeeee ❤ ❤
Anyway, melt yourself some butter and get to stirring that baby into a creamy texture
Get yourself some flour & caster sugar handy (& take photos of their pretty tins!)
then add 3/4 cup of caster sugar
and beat till your arm begins to hurt (or maybe a little bit more…my arm started hurting straight away…!)
Next up is 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract!
mix mix mix!
Then your egg separating skills need to kick into gear…
Tada! Now take your egg yolk & add it to the mix
Then for the flour!
Attempt to scoop said flour without covering yourself and the floor
Add 2 1/4 cups & beat until a dough forms (&/or mixing becomes impossible!)
If the dough is sticky, whack it in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up a bit..
Grab some baking paper and a rolling pin…
(or if your local store is sold out…your hand…)
…and flatten! 🙂
make sure the dough is nice and thin (recipe calls for 4mm in thickness)
get a cookie cutter of your preferred shape
and stamp away
and there you have it!
The yummiest sugar cookies you ever did taste!
I press smarties all over them to decorate, & then pop them into the oven for 8-10minutes (or until golden…whichever comes first!) or you could just dust lightly with icing sugar (when asking Miss Julie is the cookies would be ok without smarties I received a “no comment” message back…so off to buy smarties I go!)
What’s your favourite cookies recipe??
I’m in love with peanut butter – anyone have any good peanut butter and/or chocolate recipes??