Sunday, 1 November 2009

Sugar Skull Cookies

Align CenterSugar Skull Cookies for the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Makes 2 dozen
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Mix together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl.

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar; add dry ingredients, and mix well

add egg, milk, and vanilla; mix well.

Separate the dough to incorporate different food colourings.

Transfer dough to a work surface. Shape into discs, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 180C (350 degrees F) Line baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness and cut.

Transfer to prepared baking sheets, leaving an inch in between.

Leftover dough can be rolled and cut once more. It will need to be put back in the fridge to set if it has become too warm.

Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly golden.

Transfer to wire racks to cool. Once cooled decorate.

Cook's Notes: my cookie cutter worked! yay *runs around happily and is ignored*


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Apron Thrift Girl said...

so wish I could eat these. They look perfect. Do you celebrate any other part of today besides the cookies?

She Draws said...

They look fab and such an ingenious idea to modify a cookie cutter! Maybe you should get a few to sell.

Well done you :)

Kathryn said...

They are amazing!

I love the detail on the decoration.