Easy Cut-Out Cookies

10 July 2017

 One of my go-to activities with the kids when I need a fun thing to do with them in the afternoon is to roll out dough and cut out cookies.  I always make sure I have some fun sprinkles in the cupboard too!  I am trying to grow my cookie cutter collection and need to up my game up a bit in this department but while the kids are little; hearts, stars and an aeroplane seem to do the trick.

I try make the dough the day before and pop it in the fridge so it is ready to go as making the dough with both kids is a bit of a handful. Most recipes call for the dough to be chilled anyway as it makes for a better cookie.

The boys love to roll it out and feel it with their hands (and probably eat a lot as well) but seeing the finished product after it has baked and then enjoying a treat is a great learning activity.  I love baking and the process of start to finish and I want my boys to love it too.  I definitely got my passion for baking and cooking from my Dad and I am so appreciative of him for always including me in the kitchen from a young age.

You will need:

120g softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
a few splashes of milk
1/5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder


Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and milk.
Mix in the flour and baking powder until combined.
Roll the dough out to about 1cm/1.5cm thick and then cut out your shapes.
(If you have time then chill the dough for about 30 minutes as it does help!)

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 180 degrees until the edges are slightly golden.  Don't over bake them!

Happy baking!


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