Oooh one more sleep before Christmas! How are you all going? Are you feeling excited? Or stressed? This time of the year always brings such a mixed bag of feelings for me, but overall, I'm feeling quite excited over Christmas.
So here's the recipe for my favourite stocking filler - Sugar Cookies...or what I like to call my kick arse sugar cookies.
I originally got my recipe from here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/the-best-rolled-sugar-cookies/. But as usual, I've personalised it a little bit (plus I don't measure so I never get the exact amounts anyway). So here's my version:
250 g butter, softened
250 g white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup of Republica Fairtrade Drinking Chocolate
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Add drinking chocolate powder and mix until dissolved in the mixture. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and baking powder. Cover, and chill dough overnight...or a few nights. I get there when I'm ready.
Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
The dough is usually very cold so I take pieces out it (enough to roll out 2 shapes). Roll out dough on floured surface about 2 cms thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies about 3-5 cms apart on ungreased baking paper.
Bake 8-10 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
And here's why I call them kick arse.....
Anyway, I wish you all peace and happiness during the festive season!
See you next year!