Simple Iced or Stamped Cookies

by

Drop

POSTED Thu, 29 January 2015

Serves

12

Total Time

80 MINS

Calories

313

Easy cookies, perfect for decorating with icing or colored sugar, or stamping with messages and patterns.

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    INGREDIENTS


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter

    100 g (about ½ cup)room temperature

  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar

    100 g (about ½ cup)

  • Egg icon
    Egg

    1 (about 50 g)

  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract

    1 teaspoon (about 4.4 g)

  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour

    275 g (about 2 cups)

  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar

    400 g (about 3 ¼ cups)

  • Water icon
    Water

    3 tablespoons (about 45 g)

  • Food coloring icon
    Food coloring

    as needed

    METHOD


  • 1. Add unsalted butter and granulated sugar to a clean stand mixer bowl
  • 2. Cream together until light and fluffy
  • 3. Add egg and vanilla extract to the dough
  • 4. Mix until combined
  • 5. Add all purpose flour to the dough
  • 6. Mix until dough forms
  • 7. Wrap with plastic wrap
  • 8. Chill in fridge - 30 min
  • 9. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  • 10. Roll out until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  • 11. Cut out
  • 12. Decorate
  • 13. Transfer dough to 2 baking sheets
  • 14. Bake until light golden - 8 min, 175°C
  • 15. Let cool - approx 5 min
  • 16. Transfer onto cooling rack until completely cool
  • 17. Add powdered sugar to a clean medium bowl
  • 18. Sift in flour sifter
  • 19. Add water and food coloring to the icing
  • 20. Stir until smooth
  • 21. Spread icing with 2 cookies

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