Here's another valentine's day post. Its my all time favourite simple cut out cookie. Its pretty straight forward really.
Put shitloadda cookie in a box and it will be like a heart attack. geddit. hahahaaha.
Since you want to retain its cut out shape, the butter and flour ratio has to be almost equal. Plus an extra yolk in the batter further tenderises it. Also do take note during mixing to not incoporate to much air as this is a flat cookie. By incoporating too much air, it may cause uneven surface which wouldnt be too pretty.
Oh oh, it is much easier to roll the dough out in between sheets of baking paper. I find it extremely therapuetic to roll dough out and bake and ice them. Its sucha soothing process, ya feel?
CUT OUT COOKIES
6oz of butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 egg yolk
preheat oven to 170degC
cream butter and sugar till just incoporated
add egg and vanilla
add flour and mix till dough comes together
divide dough into two and shape into flat discs
wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate at least 30 mins
roll it out to 0.5-0.7cm thickness
cut into desired shape
bake 20 mins
let cool and frost it!
2 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon wilton's meringue powder (substitute with 1/2 egg white)
few tablespoon warm water
few drops of desired colouring
evenly mix icing sugar and meringue powder
add water in one tablespoon at a time till desired consistency
*I usually make it stiffer to add the outline of the shape and then add more water to thin it out afters and fill the outline up