The McLeod River Post
I wanted to do something simple this year, simple but fun.
Last year we didn’t have very much time or resources to make much of Halloween, so naturally this year I’d like it to be a little better and a little different.
This recipe is very easy to make, needs no chilling and doesn’t spread when you bake the cookies off.
Cookie cut -outs
3 cups of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1 cup of granulated white sugar 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 cup of butter
1 egg Method
Cream the butter and sugar together, add the egg and beat till pale yellow.
In another bowl combine the flour and salt and baking powder.
S tart adding the wet ingredients to the dry but by bit, mixing in between.
Scrape down the bowl and make sure everything is properly mixed. The dough should come together easily, you don’t need to add any water or milk, just mix it as is.
When ready, lightly flour your surface and roll out the dough, choose you cookie cutters and start cutting them out.
Place your cookies on a lightly floured baking tray and put them in the oven for approx. 6-8 minutes, it may be longer or less depending on your oven.
Keep a watchful eye on them as they cook fast and can go brown round the edges.
Allow them to cool on a wire rack.
Now comes the best part ........ decorating. In past years experience, who doesn’t like home made cookies, still warm.