Recipes – Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Me and Eli today have had a baking day 🙂 He loves doing the mixing when we bake. It is his second favourite part…obviously licking the spoon is the best!

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So today we made Peppermint Sugar Cookies. They turned out really well and have such a lovely flavours which isn’t over powering.

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So the recipe for the cookies is:

Ingredients

100g sugar
100g butter
1 egg
275g plain flour
1tsp peppermint extract

Method

Heat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add the egg and mix in.
Gradually add the flour and the peppermint extract.
Once combined roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1cm thickness.
Cut out your biscuits in any shape you like (I used scalloped circles).

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Place onto a grease proof paper lined baking tray.
Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes until just getting a golden colour.
Take out of the oven and leave for about 5 minutes to firm up before transferring to a cooling rack.
Once cooled they are ready to decorate!

To decorate you will need:

2 cups of icing sugar
3 tbls milk
3 tbls golden syrup
Food colouring

Combing the ingredients in a bowl until nice and smooth.
Take out a few spoons of mixture and thicken with a bit more icing sugar.
Pipe the thick mixture onto the biscuits in the shape you want (outline only).

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Now fill this in with the thinner mix. The outline acts like a dam so you get fab smooth shinny icing that doesn’t just pour off the sides!
Leave them to set for a few hours in the fridge.

Now enjoy! 🙂

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