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Sugar Cookies

Good evening to you all! I hope you have all enjoyed the short week at work, I keep thinking it’s Thursday and then find myself pleasantly surprised that it is in fact Friday.

I have been super-productive this week, I have had some lovely birthday times including my first ever experience of sushi today (thanks to Emma), and I have been applying for work left, right and centre. So keep your fingers crossed for me!

Earlier in the week, I set up a Facebook page as another way to keep up-to-date with my blog happenings. I know many of us to have different preferred ways of keeping track of our favourite blogs, so I am trying to cover all bases. As a way to get the ball rolling, and because I am really nice, I offered the first 5 people who ‘liked’ my page some homemade cookies. It’s amazing how much a little bribery incentive can achieve. I was thrilled to get 30 ‘likes’ within the day. Do pop on over to facebook.com/rosalilium if you want to follow my facebook happenings.

As promised I made some cookies for some lovely ladies and they are currently winging their way across the country. Last night I decided that midnight would be the perfect time to start baking, and following a new recipe I ended up baking around 150 mini sugar cookies! It was immense. And thankfully they are delicious. They are perfect with a nice cuppa, so I thought it would be only fair to share my recipe with you.

 Sugar Cookies

These cookies are wonderfully simple – perfect plain with a cuppa or dress them up however you fancy. I think a hint of cinnamon or ginger would be great, or maybe dip half of them in melted chocolate? What’s more, they are cheap to make and much more satisfying than buying them down the shops.

How to make sugar cookies

Ingredients

• 400g of Plain Flour
• 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
• 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
• 225g butter, softened (make sure it is really really soft)
• 225g Sugar
• 1 Egg
• 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 200C.
2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
4. Beat in egg and vanilla.
5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients
6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, place onto ungreased cookie sheets, and gently press. (Make sure they are spaced at least 2cms apart as they expand) . I used only 1/2 tsp of dough to make mini cookies, which crisped nicely.
7. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden.
8. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
9. Scoff the lot with a nice hot cup of tea!

Enjoy!