Decorated Butter Cookies

Making these butter cookies is an activity we love to do on rainy Sundays.

My kids have real fun making shapes with the dough as if it was plasticine. They may be entertained the whole afternoon!

Stars. Triangles. Cats. Circles. Etc...

First I make the dough, and then they flatten it and make the figures with the help of cookie cutters. Once the dough is ready, we repeat the same process with the fondant that we will then stick on the cookie that has the same shape.

Oh, and the best part of all! We eat them and give them as gifts to family and friends.

How to Make Decorated Butter Cookies

1. Heat 250 grams of butter in the microwave for 45 seconds. Be careful not to burn it, we just want to soften it.

2. In a separate bowl, add 400 grams of baking flour and 125 grams of icing sugar. Mix until combined.

3. Now make a hole in the middle of the flour and pour in the softened butter and one egg.

4. Start stirring with a fork to mix the ingredients and when you see that it is more difficult to stir, use your hands, it is a lot of fun. Knead the dough until well integrated.

5. Roll a ball with the dough, wrap it in cling film and put it to chill in the freezer for 10 minutes. We do this to harden the dough a little so we can work it better.

6. Once chilled, take it out of the freezer and place it on a parchment paper. With the help of a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/5 inch thick.

Now it’s time to use your favorite cookie cutters!

7. Preheat the oven to 360º F (180º C).

8. Line up a baking sheet with parchment paper and place on top the figures you have made with the cookie cutters. Tip: With the leftover dough, roll it back into a ball and knead again to cut more dough until there is no more left.

9. Bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.

10. Roll out the fondant with the help of a rolling pin to 1/8 inch thick. Use the same cookie cutters you have used before and, with the help of a brush and a small glass of water, moisten a little the fondant before sticking it to the cookie. Repeat this process with all your cookies. Et voilà! You have just made amazing decorated butter cookies!

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Decorated Butter Cookies Recipe

These butter cookies are not only delicious, but they are also a creative and collaborative activity for my kids. They have fun making them while helping me in the kitchen.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 10 mins
Course Afternoon Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 40 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 400 grams baking flour
  • 250 grams unsalted butter
  • 125 grams icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250 grams fondant for decoration

Instructions
 

  • Soften butter in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  • In a separate bowl, add baking flour and icing sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the flour and pour in the softened butter and one egg.
  • Stir and then knead the dough until well integrated.
  • Roll a ball with the dough, wrap it in cling film and put it to chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Once chilled, roll the dough out to 1/5 inch thick.
  • Preheat the oven to 360º F (180º C).
  • Line up a baking sheet with parchment paper and place on top the figures you have made with the cookie cutters.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
  • Roll out the fondant with the help of a rolling pin to 1/8 inch thick. Use the same cookie cutters you have used before and, with the help of a brush and a small glass of water, moisten a little the fondant before sticking it to the cookie. Repeat this process with all your cookies. Et voilà! You have just made amazing decorated butter cookies!
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Sobre Blanca

Sobre Blanca

Hi, I’m Blanca and I love desserts! By day I work as an Interior Architect and by night I’m a mother of two angels. In my spare time I make desserts and write about it on my blog.

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