Vanilla Cookies
Equipment

The following are included in the Kids In The Kitchen Measuring Set:

  • Weighing scales
  • Timer
  • Measuring spoons

The following is included in the Kids In The Kitchen Baking Set:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • Cookie cutters (assorted shapes)
  • Rolling pin

You will also need:

  • Non-stick baking tray
  • Mixing Spoon
How to make your cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Grease the baking tray with oil or butter.
  2. Mix the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Beat together with a spoon until soft and fluffy.
  3. Sift the flour into the bowl and add the salt. Mix together to form the dough.
  4. Using your hands, press the dough into a ball.
  5. Lightly flour a clean worktop and roll the dough to about 0.5cm thick
    TIP: Before rolling out, wrap the dough in wrapping film and place in the refrigerator for 30 mins. This makes it easier to roll.
  6. Cut the biscuits out by pressing down with your hand on the cookie cutters. Squeeze all the trimmings together to make a ball and start rolling again!
  7. Place the cut out cookies onto the greased baking tray, spaced slightly apart and ask a grown up to place the tray in the oven for about 14 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Ask a grown up to remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cookies have cooled you can decorate them or eat them straight away!

Why not try adding the following flavours...

Chocolate chip – add 1tbsp/15ml cocoa and 75g chocolate chips to the mixture
Spicy – add 1tbsp/15ml mixed spice to the mixture
Ginger – add 4 tsp/ 20ml ground ginger + 50g finely chopped crystallised ginger
Oat and raisin – Replace 75g of the flour with rolled oats and add 100g raisins or mixed dried fruit to the mixture

What other flavour combinations can you come up with!?

Ingredients

To make about 30 biscuits, you will need:
  • 300g plain flour
  • 250g butter at room temp.
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2tsp/10ml vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp/1.25ml salt
Plus a little extra butter or oil for greasing