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Saturday, 27 April 2019
Sugar cookies at Easter
Our first batch was a chance to use the Easter cookie cutters. We did these the day before Easter because we didn't get organised enough to do it earlier. But we were racing around before we went to my parents'. One batch of cookies was enough commitment on a busy day.
The cookies were delicious - quite short and nicely flavoured but not that sweet. They were a great base for sweet frosting and sprinkles on top. They did not have egg in them so I would be willing to try them with margarine to make them vegan but we made ours with butter. I thought it odd they did not have any raising agent in them but this worked and meant they kept their shape well.
vegan nut roast. I ate this with chutney, roast potatoes, roast pumpkin, cauliflower cheese, a spinach, pumpkin and lentil salad.
Crime at 10,000 feet) about Martin McNally and Garret Trapnell. I digress but we were quite amazed at how the latter criminal had written his memoirs which had led to a criminology student falling in love with him, dying in the attempt to break him out of gaol with helicopter. Saddest of all was when her 17 year old daughter hijacked a plane to try and break him out of gaol. The show also highlighted how many plane hijackings there were before airport security tightened up. It was fascinating.
More cut out cookies on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Best ever chocolate cut out cookies
Choc cherry cut-cut cookies
Chocolate and black tahini cut out biscuits (v)
Cookie wands (gf)
Gingerbread bush buddies
Lego sugar cookies (v)
Easter sugar cookies
From Coles Magazine, April 2019
250g butter softened
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 cups plain flour
2 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp custard powder
2 tbsp rice flour
buttercream and sprinkles, to decorate
Cream butter, brown sugar and golden syrup (I did this with electric beaters). Gently mix in remaining ingredients until they clump together. Use your hands to bring this together into a ball and knead a few times until the dough is smooth. (This could be done in the food processor too.)
Wrap dough in clingfilm and chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes. We did half the dough for about 4 days and it was like a hockey puck - it needed to be kneaded in small pieces to get it soft enough to use but was fine in the end.
Roll out to about 3-5mm on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes. Bake at 160 C for 12-15 minutes (15 minutes for us). Cool on a wire rack. Decorate with buttercream and sprinkles or as desired. Note: if you want to decorate with fondant, spread a thin layer of buttercream underneath.
On the stereo:
The greatest hits: the Teardrop Explodes