• Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 5m
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 cups White Sugar
  • 250 grams Softened Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 5 cups Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt

Icing

  • 2 cups Soft Icing Mixture
  • 1 tablespoon Milk

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Preheat fanforced oven to 180°C
  2. Mix softened butter and sugar together. If you need to soften your butter zap it in the microwave for a little bit, but don't go too crazy because melting the butter will change the composition of the dough, making it hard to roll out later!
  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla essence. When well combined, add in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour. If you are making your dough ahead of time, it keeps well overnight and freezes great!
  5. When ready to roll out your cookies, liberally sprinkle your bench with flour, as well as your rolling pin. Work with half the dough at a time, and put the other half back in the fridge to keep cool (or it will go sticky!)
  6. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick, and cut into shapes. Place cookies on lined baking tray.
  7. Place tray in oven for 4-6 minutes, depending on your oven. Remember: sugar cookies aren't meant to brown, so if your cookies edges are turning brown, they need to come out earlier.

Icing

  1. Let cookies cool completely on a cooling rack before icing.
  2. Mix 2 cups soft icing mixture and one tablespoon of milk to make your icing. This consistency should be perfect for icing your cookies with a knife. If you find it too runny, add more icing mix. If you are piping it on, add more milk. You can keep adjusting this to your needs!
  3. In our house, we LOVE the sugar taste of the icing mix, but if you prefer, you can add a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

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