Sugar cookies Recipe

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makes:

18

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

20 min

Cooking:

10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories Array kCal 0%
Fat Arrayg 0%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

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

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C/370°F/Gas Mark 5. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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Top Tip

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.