Monday, May 24, 2010
Trying out my new baking equipment!
I also baked butter cookies the other day for a tea day we were having with Marion (before she left for France) in Cat's which has become my second home! I used the new cookie cutters the girls got me in my bag of goodies last week, so we had cookies shaped like cars, hands, snails, camels and stars! I also made jam sandwich ones with some chocolate which always go down well:) These cookies are just so yummy I'm going to put up the recipe; it's from a cookbook I got from my old school in NY and it's the one I always use for butter cookies- it's foolproof:)
1/4 lb. margarine
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C. Cream the marg and sugar together, then add the egg. Add in the dry ingredients and blend. Then add about 2 tablespoons of water and scrunch all together with your hands. Turn onto a well floured surface, roll out and cut. Place on a baking tray with grease proof paper and bake for 10 minutes.
Result: soft, fabulous cookies:)