Sunday, 10 November 2013

Basic Cookies

Basic cookies

Living in Ireland my whole life, we needed to make our own fun and enjoy our Eid. Eid usually involves lots and lots of food, cakes and cookies. Guests come around and usually tea and usually a selection of home made Eid biscuits are served. unlike the middle East, where once can buy all the cakes and biscuits they want, we had to make them ourselves. Nonetheless, it was always very enjoyable.

I use this recipe as the base for most of my cookie recipes, and add or subtract a few ingredients depending on what sort of cookie I would like (eg. chocolate chips, coco powder, etc)

Preheat your oven to 190 C or Gas 5. Prepare and line your tray.

What you will need is:

225g  / 8oz softened butter
Basic Cookies
140g / 5oz caster sugar
1 egg yolk lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
280g / 10oz plain flour
pinch of salt

Mix your butter and sugar in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
Beat in your egg yolk and vanilla.
Sift in your flour along with the pinch of salt
Roll the dough into a round ball, then wrap in cling film.
Chill in the fridge for about 30-60 minutes.

When you remove the dough from your fridge, roll it out and cut out your desired shape with a cookie cutter.

Bake for 10- 12 minutes then leave to cook for about 10 minutes.

A very easy yet tasty recipe. Try it.

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