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Sugar cookie recipe
Sugar cookie recipe
  • Makes: 18

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These cookies are neither too sweet nor too crumbly, just perfect to serve with a cup of coffee. If liked, why not drizzle these cookies with melted chocolate too.

Ingredients

  • 350g plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

If liked, you can add grated orange or lemon zest to this dough. If the mixture is a little soft, chill it in the fridge first before rolling.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/370F/Gas Mark 5. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Place the butter and caster sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until light and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla, then stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder, to give a soft but not sticky dough.
  3. Using damp hands, roll the dough into balls about the size of a whole walnut. Place on the baking trays leaving plenty of space between them to spread.
  4. Bake for about 9-10 mins or until golden and lightly cracked. Leave to cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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