How to Make the
Best Sugar Cookies

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Sugar Cookies are so easy to bake! It really does not take that long to make and you can add variety to it with all the new cutters that you can buy these days. It is also a lovely last minute gift for teachers, parents and grandparents.

Sugar Cookies

Cake Decorating Ideas for Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies can be decorated with either Royal Icing or Fondant. Royal Icing becomes very hard and is crunchy when you eat the cookie whereby Fondant is chewier. Making Royal Icing cookies will take some practice. The biggest skill is to learn to have a steady hand, but it is a skill that can quickly be developed.  It is said that it can also become a very addictive hobby that might be turned into a full-blown business. These ideas are my favorite.

  Headaches with Sugar Cookies; how to avoid them.

I still remember the first time when I made cookies for decorating purposes. I followed the recipe and the cookies looked fabulous until it came out of the oven. It spread and it was all touching each other! There is nothing more frustrating and disappointing if you planned your perfect cookie decorating day and the cookies look like one large malformed cookie!

I have learned 5 secrets in making cookies.

  • Use only the best baking products. Do not go for the cheaper version!
  • Always chill your dough for about 10 minutes.
  • Ensure your oven’s temperature is perfect. Buy an oven thermometer if you have to.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven, just before they are turning brown – it will still bake for a minute or so in the baking sheet pan.
  • Leave ample space between each cookie.

What is wrong with my Sugar Cookies?

Hard cookies that stick to the baking sheet.

Too much sugar

Dry and Crumbly

Too much gluten formed. Use less flour.

Very crispy

Was baked too long and is probably over baked.

Too soft

Was taken out of the oven too quickly. Remember that it needs to be slightly turning brown when you remove them

My Secret Recipe

I have made a few Sugar Cookies in the past and with every batch, there was something that I did not like. I then decided to experiment a bit and my Secret Cookie Recipe was born. If you subscribe to my Free Newsletter and become a Member of Cake Craft Studio, you will have access not only to my Secret Cookie Recipe but also my FREE e-book on the Basics of Baking as well as special prices, competitions and so much more. Just Subscribe here!

Just for Fun Fridge Cookies your kids will enjoy!

Fridge cookies are cool.  Get your kids involved? They will love the cookies and love you more!

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter 130 g plain chocolate
  • Milk chocolate 150g
  • Digestive biscuits 150g
  • White chocolate 90

 Method:

  • Line a loaf tin with baking paper, makes sure that comes up over the top.
  • Simply mix all the ingredients together then let them chill while you get on with something else
  • Break the plain milk chocolate into small pieces and place on any heatproof bowl.
  • Chop the butter and add to the bowl.
  • Put the ball over a pan of simmering water.
  • Stir while it melts cool for 20 minutes.
  • Break the biscuits into quite small pieces.
  • Finely chop the white chocolate stir into the melted chocolate with the biscuits
  • Turn into tin.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until it set.
  • Turnout remove the paper and cut into slices

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