Who doesn't love home made cookies? To emphasize they're home made I thought it would be cool to get these cookie stamps. I bought three in total, the stamps say the following: "Home Made", "Eat Me" and "I Love You". All nice and sweet cookie messages, don't you think?!
The cookies I made today aren't that difficult to bake, the only issue is making sure you see the stamps clearly on the cookie. I used the recipe that came with the cookie stamps, how brilliant is that? I added one minor adjustment at the end, because if I did all the steps according to the recipe my dough would be too soft. On to the ingredients: you only need....
- 250g butter
- 140g caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 300g plain flour + some extra flour for later use
- 1 egg yolk
- 2tsp vanilla extract
So, are you ready? It's time to get started with the cookie dough (hmm, yummy). Get all your ingredients together, make sure you have a kitchen scale so you add the exact amount of grams. Ok, time to grab a bowl, too, to add all your ingredients into.. obviously!
|haha, the last picture looks like a sad emoticon!!|
- Add plain flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a bowl. It's best to sift these ingredients, but I still need to get a sifter.. so for now, I'm living - my baking life - on the edge!
- Bit by bit add the butter until the dough is smooth, then add stirred egg yolk and vanilla essence. Mix it together with your hand; yes, it's time to get dirty! Now, if you followed all the steps you'll notice that the dough is more sticky than smooth.. so add more plain flour until it becomes smooth! See picture #5 to see what I mean with smooth. After you're finished let the dough cool for an hour in the fridge.
- Do something fun in the mean time.. or if you're me.. clean up the mess you've made in the kitchen! Oh, dear.