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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Nigella's Butter Cut-Out Cookies!

Yum! My most successful butter cookies ever! and i've made it twice and it was successful both times! Happy Happy!


It looks really simple. and it is really simple.


85gm butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (if you're using salted butter, then just skip this)


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugar together till pale and creamy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture.

Mix till it comes together in a dough. Wrap in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for around an hour.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thickness. Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter.

For my oven, i baked it for 9 mins. Bake it between 8-12 minutes. Leave on a wire rack to cool.


Other than eating the cookies on their own, i like adding sugar crystals on top. I use raw caster sugar, so they look pretty on their own.


Otherwise, to make it more colourful, place a bit of the sugar in a bowl and mix in a few drops of food colouring. add a drop at a time till you reach the colour you are looking for.



They look colourful and i really do like the sweet crunch the sugar brings. plus it being raw caster sugar, it is not very sweet. so i really like it.

The next i'm going to do is to dip half of the cookie heart into chocolate. yum!

Try it! It is an extremely reliable recipe!

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