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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Mushy Sugar Cookies

"Mushy Sugar Cookies"

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract / essence

  • Whisk flour,salt and soda together.
  • In a mixer, beat butter and sugar for  mins. Add eggs, vanilla extract and whip well
  • Add flour mixture and and keep mixing till it forms a firm dough
  • Divide in two halves. Wrap in cling wrap and chill for an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 177*C
  • Take two baking sheets and grease them. 
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of 1cm. Keep turning so that it doesnt stick
  • Cut cookies in varied designs with the cookie cutters.
  • Place them on the baking sheet and chill them for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge and bake it for 8-10 minutes ( edges start to brown)
  • Remove and cool on a wire rack.

For the Icing :

Ingredients : 
2 egg whites
2 tsp lemon juice
3 cups icing sugar ( sifted well)
Food colour

  • In a mixer,beat egg whites and lemon juice.
  • Add the icing sugar. Beat on low speed till smooth. 
  • Add more sugar or water to take a piping consistency
  • Add food colour of your choice and mix well
  • You can pipe these on the cookies or just cover the whole cookie top as per the designs you want to create
  • Let the cookies icing dry completely before storing the cookies in an airtight container.

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