Sugar cookies are possibly the easiest type of biscuit to make. Containing just four ingredients; they’re made from store cupboard essentials and can be ready in under 15 minutes. Best of all they’re perfect for making with kids as their flat surface is ideal for decorating!
I went for a couple of different icing techniques; a basic water icing and pre-made icing pens. With the water icing, I created it in a bowl and dunked the biscuits in to ensure an even covering. I chose to decorate on top of the water icing with the pre-made pens as I’m a big of a sweet-freak when it comes to biscuits but it’s entirely up to you. You can follow our lead and go for a plain biscuit or attempt a festive theme like our Christmas pud! So here we go… simple sugar cookies…
You will need:
- 100g butter (softened)
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 250g plain flour
- Pre-made icing pens or
- 400g icing sugar
- 3-4 tbsp water
- Food colouring
- Heat the oven to 190°C
- Combine the butter and sugar together beating in the egg a little at a time
- Stir in the flour bit by bit
- Lightly flour your worktop and roll out the dough to approximately a finger thick
- Use a round cutter to cut your biscuits out (we used a glass!) and place onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper
- Cook for 8 minutes until pale brown, remove and allow to cool
- To ice either use pre-made icing pens or create a water icing.
- To create a water icing combine 400g icing sugar with 3-4 tbsp of water to create a paste.
- Add any required food colourings, stir well and coat your biscuits!
- Allow your icing to harden and enjoy!
Show us your best icing designs! It’s not as easy as it looks.. trust me!
Love the simple recipe. But now I am craving biscuits at 7.30am!! 😄
Surely the perfect way to start the day? I have to admit to OD-ing on icing when we made them… sugar high for days!