For this Sunday I decided to post this basic sugar or cut-out cookie recipe, my friend and I were baking yesterday. It's very simple, even though we spent almost the whole afternoon baking, because we wanted to make big batches of them to share with family. We ended up making over 200 cookies. So if you need to make more, you can double, triple or quadruple the recipe as we did.
First I'll show you some of the images from yesterday and then I'll write down the recipe if you would like to try it out.

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How many cookies you can make out of the batch mainly depends on the shapes of cutters you use.

Ready to go into the oven. They only need 10 minutes so you can really make a lot of them in succession.

As we were baking the of we left them in the parchment paper to cool down before transferring them to a big tray.

90 gr. (6 tablespoons) soft unsalted butter
100 gr. (1/2 cup) sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
200 gr. (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
This makes 25-30 cookies. Cream the softened butter with the sugar in a bowl, then add the vanilla extract. Add the egg and once it's combined add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Once you have a clumpy dough, put it into some clingfilm and into the fridge for 30 minutes. Then spread it out on a floured surface, cut it out with the cutters and bake in a 180 C (350 F)  oven for 10 minutes.

You can re roll the dough if there is any left for more cookies, or make the dough and then put it into the freezer for later use.

Hope you are having a great rest of the weekend, and that you are also filling your homes up with the smell of fresh baked goods.


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