I love getting maximum yield out of minimal efforts. The fact that a single batch of cookie dough produces a large amount of little bites that will last our family for a while (er, like 2 weeks) gives me great satisfaction. These are very cute too as gifts at children’s parties.
1 cup (250g) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups plain flour (or 2 3/4 cups plain flour and 1/4 cup cocoa powder if you want chocolate ones)
2.5 tsp baking powder
Cream butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg, vanilla extract and beat till combined. Add flour (and cocoa powder if using) and baking powder, mix to combine. Roll dough into a smooth rectangular shape, and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Taking a third of the dough, roll it out on a floured board to a 0.4mm thickness. Using cookie cutters to cut shapes out as desired. Here J is using some Klio ones. Press the cookie cutter down onto your dough to cut out the shape of the cookie.
See the little stick on the centre of the cutter? It has a spring mechanism and when depressed, will imprint some additional patterns on your cookie.
There you have it! Gather scraps, re-roll and recut until you’ve used up the dough.
Bake at 175 degrees C for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
How cute are they!