Cookies for Kids
Sometimes I just want to get back to the basics and make simple, unpretentious cookies.
I’ve made so many different types of cookies that I’ve even stopped counting – chocolate chips, cinnamon, snowball, spiral, vanilla, tahini, and the list goes on.
I wanted plain cookies that you can make with cookie cutters, a few minutes in the oven, and voila! You have a tray full of golden crispy cookies.
Perfect for one of those days when you want something classic and sweet with your hot chocolate, coffee or tea.
Nothing beats the aroma of fresh baking wafting through the house.
Makes 40 cookies, depending on the size of the cookie cutter
150 grams cold butter
250 grams flour (2 cups minus 3 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp instant vanilla pudding powder mix
200 grams sugar (1 cup)
1. Cut the butter into small cubes and transfer to the bowl of a mixer. Add the other ingredients and mix on medium speed with the hook attachment until the dough comes together. Stop the mixer and gather the dough into a ball.
2. Preheat an oven to 180°C.
3. Divide the dough in two. Keep one half wrapped in the fridge. Roll out the other half. Cut out shapes and place on a tray lined with baking paper and bake in the oven for around 10 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden but still soft. Let cool.
4. Repeat with the second half of the dough that has been waiting in the fridge.