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Sugar cookies - Diwali diya and rangoli

Sugar cookies - Diwali diya and rangoli

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Ingredients

Serves

  • All purpose flour - 230 gm

  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

  • Butter - 115 gms

  • Salt - 1/4 tsp

  • Confectioner's sugar - 100 gms

  • Egg - 1

  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

  • Egg white - 1

  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp

  • Confectioner's sugar - 1 & 1/2 cups

Directions

  • 01

    In a bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda.

  • 02

    Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.

  • 03

    Add egg and vanilla extract and whisk till mixed.

  • 04

    Do not over mix other wise the cookies will not keep the shape while baking.

  • 05

    Add flour and mix to make a soft dough.

  • 06

    Divide the dough in two equal parts and wrap each part in cling film.

  • 07

    Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

  • 08

    Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.

  • 09

    Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  • 10

    Slightly flour the surface and roll the dough to 1/8 inch in thickness.

  • 11

    Cut the desired shape from the dough using cookie cutters or hand made templates.

  • 12

    Refrigerate the cut cookies for 10 minutes.

  • 13

    Bake for 9 minutes, till the edges are lightly browned.

  • 14

    Cool on a cooling rack.

  • 15

    For the royal icing

  • 16

    In a clean bowl, whisk the egg white and lemon juice for a minute.

  • 17

    Sift the sugar and add to the egg mixture.

  • 18

    Whisk for 2-3 minutes.

  • 19

    You can add more sugar if the icing looks thin.

  • 20

    If the icing looks thick, add water drop by drop.

  • 21

    This icing starts to harden very soon.

  • 22

    So keep it covered when not using.

  • 23

    Decorate as you want to.

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