who doesn’t love cookies? whether it’s for a friend, for your mum or even for yourself, cookies are such a thoghtful gift to give to a loved someone. the recipe that i’m gonna share with you today is very simple, and you probably already have most of the ingredients at home.
The ingredients ( Servings – about 25 cookies )
❀ 1 cup of butter
❀ 1 cup of white sugar
❀ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
❀ 1 egg
❀ 2 teaspoons baking powder
❀ a pinch of salt
❀ 3 cups of flour
❀ some milk (as needed)
directions (once again, it is very easy!!)
step one– preheat the oven to 180˚ c. prepare a tray with baking paper on it.
step two– put the butter and the sugar in a mixing bowl, and mix until you get a smooth mixture. then add the vanilla extract, the baking powder and the egg.
step three– while you mix everything, slowly add in the flour- a little bit at a time. your dough would be very stiff, so you can add some milk if it gets to the point where you can’t mix it anymore. don’t add too much though- remember that it’s supposed to be a bit stiff. do not chill the dough.
step four– take small bits of your dough, and roll them out on a floured surface. take some cookies cutter and cut all different types of shapes out of the rolled dough. put the cookies on a tray.
step five– once the tray is full, place it inside the preheated oven for about 7 minutes. once the cookies are a bit golden, they’re good to go. leave them on the tray for a few minutes and wait for them to cool down.
step six- now that your cookies are ready to be decorated, it’s time to do just that!! personally, I really like to cover them with a thin layer of royal icing, so i’m gonna show you how to make one at home. and it actually is very simple! all you’re gonna need is 4 cups of powdered sugar, a tiny bit of salt, 1/4 cup egg white, and water! now all you need to do is pour everything to a bowl, and mix. you can add water if you need, depends on the type of consistency you want- if you want a really thick one, then only add a little bit. and if you’d like a thinner consistency, then add more water. you can also add an extract of your choice (and food coloring!!). you can use the royal icing you made along with some sprinkles and candy to decorate! ✨
and that’s it!!
once your done decorating, all you have to do now is simply eat your delicious cookies! make sure to tag me on instagram @ _winniebluee if you end up trying this recipe out 💗