Delicious Simple Cookie Recipe
This post was written in connection with White Lily Green’s Handmade Thursday Link up thingumawatsit. I’m not sure if it really fits into the theme, but Tracey assures me it does (Tracey…..erm….Sausage mixed some of this with his elbow, so it’s elbow made really?) Why not bob over there and have a look at some of the other posts that have been submitted. Great ideas for handmade projects!
Yesterday Sausage and I felt the need to cook something. I’m not a natural cook, and when there’s a 3 year old involved in the cooking process I like to keep thing simple. The less stress the better, and if it tastes nice too, that’s an added bonus!
This is the recipe I found and this is what we baked. (Well we baked most of them, some of them became floor decorations and had to be put in the bin, but you can’t win ’em all I suppose!)
- 225 g butter, at room temperature
- 110 g caster sugar
- 275 g plain flour
- ground spices, or finely grated zest (optional
1. Preheat the oven to 170C/gas 3.
2. Cream the butter in a large bowl or in a food mixer until soft and creamy. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
3. Sift in the flour and spices or grated zest (if using) and bring the mixture together to form a firm dough.
4. Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them slightly apart on a baking tray (no need to grease or line). Flatten them slightly with the back of a damp fork and bake in the oven for 13–15 minutes, or until they are light golden brown and slightly firm on top.
5. Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.