I made sugar cookies yesterday! I don't think I'd ever tried one up until then, and I'd certainly never made them. Afterwards, I decided to sandwich them together with some vanilla buttercream/frosting. All you need for that is butter, icing sugar, and vanilla extract. I don't usually weigh out my buttercream/frosting ingredients because it all depends on how many treats I make, but your icing sugar ratio should be a lot more than your butter ratio. Then I just split the mixture and added food colouring.
So, to make around 30 sugar cookies, you'll need:
- 170g butter, softened
- 200g caster sugar
- 2 eggs (1 large egg may be enough)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 310g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Then beat in the eggs and vanilla.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir until you achieve a dough like consistency (you can add more flour if needs be).
3. Chill for about an hour. To speed things up, I put mine in the freezer, then sat down and watched an episode of Supernatural!
4. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut with your chosen cookie cutter.
5. Place onto a greasing papered baking tray one inch a part.
6. Put into a 200c oven for about 10 minutes. Obviously, keep checking on them and use your judgement!
And that's it! The outcome is sweet, soft little biscuits. They're called cookies, but cookies, to me, are chewy and have chocolate chips.