For our recent Frozen Birthday Party I wanted cookies to fit the theme so snowflakes were perfect! A cutter from our local kitchen store was $4.99 and will be well used at Christmas each year also.
It is not easy finding a great cookie recipe to use shape cutters with, some are too crumbly, dry, and a pain to work with but this one works really well, it is a really tasty biscuit on its own at any thickness so could be used as a basic cookie or rolled out and used with any shape cookie cutter, it is lovely and buttery and crisp – like a nice shortbread.
You can have the cookie on its own, or with sugar sprinkled on top, with pretty icing, dipped in chocolate or sandwiched with jam or icing! 😀
The recipe is simple but you will need to make it in advance as it needs to be refrigerated for a few hours before it is hard enough to work with. Do not be alarmed when its first made as it is super soft and hard to imagine it will come together to use with a cookie cutter or hold its shape!
225g Unsalted Butter (I used normal and it was fine)
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
Combine the butter and sugar together in food mixer until it is pale and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally and then mix the salt and vanilla well into this mixture.
Add the egg and beat well.
Slowly add the flour and mix until only just combined.
Place some plastic wrap or gladwrap on the bench and tip the mixture into this. You can either gently mould it into a flat ball shape if you wish to roll it out later for cookie cutters, or you can manipulate it into a roll in the wrap to later cut into 1 cm slices.
Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours to several hours if you wish to cut slices off it.
Once out of the fridge gently knead the dough and on a well floured surface roll out the dough to the desired thickness, we went quite thin but could also be thicker and just cooked longer. You may need to flour the rolling pin too to ensure nothing sticks.
Use the cookie cutter to cut the shape and gently transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cook at 160C for 13-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them from about 12 minutes on to ensure that they do not begin to brown at the edges, they should be pale golden underneath when done.
Cool on the tray for 3 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
For the Frozen Party Snowflake I added blue sugar crystals to the top for the icy effect before I baked them, you could add red or green for Christmas, or even add some food colouring to the recipe to make cookie shapes for whatever theme you need.
These were very popular at the party with kids and adults alike.
Thanks for stopping by – I will be uploading more Frozen Themed Party Recipes and Ideas over the coming weeks so search above left for FROZEN.