04 December 2010
Basic Sugar Cookies - Recipe
200g soft butter - 200g sugar - 1 large egg - 400g flour.
Add any flavour you like, vanilla, lemon/orange zest, cinnamon etc. Also you can replace 50 g of the flour with cocoa powder.
(I always add nothing or lots of vanilla :)
Add all ingredients - stir the egg gently before adding.
After kneaded together, wrap the dough in clingfilm and place in fridge for 1½ hour. This makes the dough more stable, so the cookies won´t lose shape too easy when cut out and moved onto the baking sheet.
Knead lightly and roll out the dough and cut out whatever shapes you want. Bake in the middle of the oven at 175-200 degrees for 12-15 minutes depending on the size of the cookies.
Always place similar sizes on the bakingsheets for the cookies to be baked evenly.
When out of the oven, place the cookies on a wire rack to allow them to cool of quick and get crispy.
TIP: (Not a necessity):
I roll out between 2 wooden dowels to get an even thickness on each cookie
I roll out on a large piece of baking paper, this way i dont have to use lots of flour to release them from the table after cutting out.