Cut out cookies for kids
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Recipe type: Thermomix
Baking
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Serves: 12
 
These biscuits are super easy (and tasty). Cutting and decorating them is the perfect activity for little kids who want to help in the kitchen.
Ingredients
  • 90g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 230g flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Cookie cutters
  • Sprinkles
  • ICING
  • Approx. 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbs boiling water
  • 1-2 drops food colouring
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Add the sugar to the thermomix bowl and spin for 3 seconds on speed 9.
  3. Add the butter and the vanilla and mix for 20 seconds on speed 5.
  4. Scrape down the sides and repeat 2 more times, but on speed 4, until the mixture is light and creamy.
  5. Add the egg and beat on speed 4 for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides.
  6. Add all the dry ingredients. Knead for 25 seconds on speed soft.
  7. Add a little flour to your work bench and roll the dough into a square shape about 2-3 cm thick. Wrap it up in cling film and pop it in the fridge for 30 mins.
  8. Once it's nice and firm, roll it out so that it is approx 1 cm thick, get out your cookie cutters and let your kids have fun cutting shapes.
  9. Lay them on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes (or until they are golden around the edges but still soft in the middle).
  10. Allow to cool before icing.
  11. To make the icing:
  12. Add all the ingredients to the bowl and mix on speed 5 for 30 seconds. If you need to, add a little more icing sugar and mix again until you have a thick paste.
  13. Ice and decorate each biscuit.
  14. Allow them to set for about 10 minutes and then enjoy.
Recipe by Mrs D plus 3 at http://www.mrsdplus3.com/thermomix-recipes/thermomix-cut-out-cookies-for-kids/