During Vlogmas 2020, we shared some festive bakes with our audience and this sugar cookie dough that I used to make some stained glass cookies were quite sought after. So here it is!
You can use this basic recipe to make various sizes, shapes and flavours of cookies. So have a go and let us know what you think. Don’t worry too if you do not have any traditional cookie cutter; we have found that many items readily available in our kitchen could work well as cookie cutters. Things you could consider using include jars, lids of jars, glasses and bowls. Just check your cupboards.
Continue reading and in addition to the cookie recipe, i will also be sharing with you how you could win one of the prizes on the 22nd of December as we celebrate our birthday.
Stained Glass Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups plain flour
Bake time is 10 minutes at 180 degrees
Mix together butter and sugar
Add eggs and combine
add vanilla and salt, mix
Mix in the flour and combine completely. At this point you will need to refrigerate the dough for at least 20 minutes.
If you decide that you would like to make the stained glass version, you will need cookie cutters, or alternatives from your kitchen and some hard boiled sweets. The sweets must be crushed either with a rolling pin in a bag, be sure to separate the colours or you could put them in a food processor but you don’t want them crushed to a powder.
Cut baking paper the size of your baking sheet. This is a great little hack right here. It is easier to roll your cookie dough on the sheet that it will actually be baked on.
So remove about half of the cookie dough from the fridge and roll with a rolling pin onto the baking paper. If the rolling pin gets sticky then dust a bit of flour on it and continue. When the dough is about the thickness of a coin, it is time to cut the shapes. Cut the outline shape, then using a smaller cutter, cut a section out of the middle of each cookie. Now it is time to remove the excess cookie dough and the middle bit of each cookie.
Now transfer the baking sheet onto the baking tray. Transfer about 2 tsp of sweets into the centre of each cookie. Set to chill and repeat the process to make more cookies.
The excess dough that was removed along with the centre pieces can now be rolled together to make more cookies. Continue to make more and chill each batch until they are all ready to go in to oven.
You could also cut just the outer shape of the cookies and not cut the middle. To these you could add chocolate chips or M and Ms or other sweets of your choice.
You could also put the dough in cling film. Roll it into a fat tube, then chill. Once chilled, unwrap the cling film and then cut thin slices with a sharp knife, place on a baking tray and bake. Enjoy.
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