RECIPE: BABY SHOWER SUGAR COOKIES
If you’re celebrating the arrival of a little one in your family or circle of friends soon, then you’ll want to make a note of Nila Holden’s sweet and simple recipe for these adorable cookies to celebrate the impending arrival! They’re perfect for an expectant mama’s baby shower, and I’m pretty sure any new parents would appreciate a visitor turning up with these cute home made goodies in hand. One thing’s for sure, you’ll be entitled to extra newborn cuddles for sure!
YOU WILL NEED:
Makes approx 15 medium sized cookies
- 75g salted butter, cold from the fridge
- 275g plain flour, sifted
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 95g caster sugar
- 1 small free range egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 170 c
Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and add the caster sugar. Grate the cold butter into the mixing bowl. The colder your butter, the easier this will be. Or you could just chop the butter into small cubes and add it to the bowl.
Rub the butter into the dry ingredients using your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Crack the egg into a seperate bowl to ensure you don’t get any rogue eggshell and beat. Add the golden syrup and vanilla essence to the beaten egg and mix together.
Make a well in the dry ingredients bowl and pour in the beaten egg, vanilla essence and golden syrup mixture. Combine together to form a dough. Try not to overwork the dough as this will result in tough cookies!
Place the dough in a plastic food bag. Seal and flatten the dough ball to form a disc shape. Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, line two baking sheets with baking parchment.
Remove dough from fridge and roll out onto a lightly floured surfac until about 5mm thick.
Using cookie cutters of your choice, cut out cookie shapes and then transfer to the lined baking sheet.
Lightly knead the off cuts and re-roll until all the dough is used up.
Bake the cookies for12 – 15 minutes until they are just cooked and before they start to turn golden brown. Remove the trays from the oven and leave to cool for a couple of minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before decorating.