So to get into the Easter spirit we are making some Easter themed iced sugar cookies and the best thing about this recipe - NO EGGS!! Hurray!!! These cookies will keep your kids' creative juices going, especially with the decorations.
For this recipe you will need
1/2tsp Vanilla extract
200g Plain Flour
1tsp Baking powder
1. Cream together the butter and sugar and add the vanilla
2. Add the flour and baking powder.
3. Once mixed add the milk slowly and fold together. Please note that this dough is quite sticky.
4. Place the dough in clingfilm of sandwiched between two pieces of baking paper and place in the fridge. Leave to chill for 1 hour.
5. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees 30 minutes before removing your dough from the fridge.
6. Use cookie cutters to make your shapes. A quick trick is to use a glass tumbler for a circle shape or make templates using pieces of clean cardboard. Use your rolling pin to roll your dough to a thickness of 1cm.
7. Bake in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes or until the edges begin to brown
8. To decorate, use some sugarpaste or fondant that can be brought at most large supermarkets. Roll your sugarpaste only a clean work surface and use some icing sugar or corn flour to dust your work surface to prevent it from sticking.
9. Using the same cookie cutter, cut out a shape from the sugarpaste. Brush some hot water onto the cookie before sticking on the sugarpaste.
10. To colour your cookie using a watercolour effect, place some food colouring onto a plate or bowl. If you have food colouring pastes, use some lemon juice to water it down. Use some food safe paint brushes, or, use a clean kitchen roll , wrap this around your index finger and dab this onto your icing.
Watch the girls in action here