They’re biscuits really aren’t they?! I do quite like that we have adopted the American ‘cookie’. It’s makes our decorated biscuits sound a tad cuter no?
I knocked these up fondant iced vanilla cookies for a Christmas Fayre I had a stall at a couple of weeks back. The kids loved them and they are so simple to make.
You will need:
140g icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extrect
1 large egg
375g plain flour
250g of red sugar paste & 250g white sugarpaste
white royal icing or writing icing to decorate
Makes about 24
Pre heat the oven to 180c or gas mark 4 and grease or line 2 large baking sheets
mix together the icing sugar, egg, butter and vanilla extract in a bowl. Add the flour and combine into a firm dough. Place to dough ih the fridge for at least 30 mins. This will make it easier to handle and you cookie will hold their shape well when baked.
Roll out the dough to approx 1/2 inch thick and cut out your stars. Try not to re roll the dough more than once or it will become tough.
Bake for approx 12 mins or until golden.
Once the cookies are fully cooled, roll out your sugar paste to approx 1/4 inch thick and cut out your icing stars using the same cutter as the cookies so they fit perfectly. Stick them to your cookies with a smear of royal icing. Now just add some detail to your cookies with the rest of your royal icing or writing icing.