A Charmed Life

eat – cookie cutter butter cookies



I thought I would make some plain old butter cookies today and with Chrimbo around the corner I thought I would give them some shape to get into the festive spirit – this time of year is all about spreading love so I figure it was apt to use a heart mould (and it is the only shape I have).


makes abou18

60g butter
55g brown sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla essence
pinch of salt
175g plain flour
½ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
½ tsp ground ginger (optional)

any shape cookie cutter


1.In an electric mixer cream the butter with the brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add vanilla essence and egg, mixing well. Sift together the flour and salt, add it to the wet ingredients beating until just mixed. Here I split dough in two and in half add ground cinnamon and in the other half ground ginger and then give each a quick mix (if you choose to split the dough like I do, keep the dough separate as you continue with the baking process).

2.Place the dough in a large plastic bag and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours and up to eight hours.

3.Preheat the oven to 190°C / gas mark 4. On a lightly floured base roll the dough till it is approximately 1/2cm thick.

4.Using any shape cookie cutter cut the dough into shapes.

5.Place the cookies on a greased baking tray and bake for seven to ten minutes (depending on the size of the cookies). Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

This is one of the ways I’m getting into the Christmas spirit, that and over indulging on cheesey Christmas songs – I would love to hear what you are doing, let me know over in comments.

Sat Nam


Author: akiwigirlabroad

'the universe always has your back'

3 thoughts on “eat – cookie cutter butter cookies

  1. the kids and I just finished stringing popcorn for the tree, first time we have tried it – looks and smells good.

  2. I like wrapping presents
    I find it soothing

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