I love Easter! So many happy bright colours, and chocolate and playing outside in the sunshine again! Happy times : )
Getting all excited for Easter I wanted to make some cookies for the weekend, so made bunny cookies!
I used a basic sugar cookie recipe to make them, then added white icing and chocolate sprinkles. So super easy, and if you don't have a rabbit cookie cutter, why not make flowers with coloured sprinkles?
- 100g Butter
- 100g Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg
- Splash of vanilla essence
- 225g Plain flour
Put the butter into a bowl, (if like me you forgot to take it out of the fridge to soften, zap it on a very low heat in the microwave so its soft but not melting). Add the sugar to the butter and mix together until it is light and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix it up well again.
Slowly add the flour to the mixture, it works best to mix in with a spoon and not electric mixer I find.
Once the flour is mixed in, knead the mixture into a smooth dough. This bit is important for a nice texture and for rolling!
Wrap the dough in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 15-30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 180*C. While the oven is heating sprinkle a surface with some flour and a rolling pin and roll out the dough to about 1cm thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out your cookies and place them on a lightly greased baking tin. You can place them close together as the cookies will not grow in the oven.
Bake the cookies for 10 mins in the oven, until the edges are starting to turn golden brown. Leave them to cool on a wire rack before eating/decorating.
For the icing I used Brown Eyed Baker's tutorial, and managed to do it, although I have never been very good at icing!!
And then you add the sprinkles while the icing is still wet. And thats it! Enjoy your spring cookies!