Easy Rolled Sugar Cookies
This recipe is for cookies you can make with cookie-cutters. It's quite simple, and you get absolutely loads (the orginal recipe yields about 60) of nice plain cookies perfect for decorating. Might be fun to save some to decorate with friends!
I got this recipe from allrecipes.com. They've also got a really fun Halloween page with loads of recipes, decorating tricks and party tips, which you can find here (http://allrecipes.com/Features/Holidays/Halloween/default.aspx)
Here's what you'll need for the cookies:
340 g butter, softened
400 g white sugar
5 ml vanilla extract
625 g all-purpose flour
9 g baking powder
6 g salt
Here's what you need to do:
-Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
-Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
-Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.
-Then cover the dough and let it chill for at least an hour, or overnight. Make sure that after it's chilled you don't handle the dough too much or it will go soft again and make it hard to cut out the shapes you want.
-Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C, or 400 degrees F.
-Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 or 1/2 inch thick. (about 1 cm) And then cut out whatever shapes you've picked.
-Bake your cookies for about 6 to 8 minutes and let them cool completely before decorating.
I used store bought chocolate icing and little decorating tubes with different icing colours to draw on the details. Have fun being creative!