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!
So today we made Peppermint Sugar Cookies. They turned out really well and have such a lovely flavours which isn’t over powering.
So the recipe for the cookies is:
275g plain flour
1tsp peppermint extract
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).
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
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).
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! 🙂