Mindy Belle

Life in the Country

Easter Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
3 cups of plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup of unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup of granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Method
Mix flour salt and baking soda in a bowl and leave to one side.
In another bowl beat the butter and sugar with a electric mixer or hand mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
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Add the flour and beat until you have a nice smooth dough.
Divide the dough into two pieces and wrap with glad wrap.
Refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out on a lightly flour surface to about 1 cm thickness.
Cut out your shapes, place on a tray with backing paper and bake at 180 degrees
for 7 to 10 mins or until golden on the outside edges.
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Royal Icing
2 to 3 egg whites
4 cups of icing sugar
1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar

Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar, slowly add icing sugar.
Whip until a smooth fluffy icing.
Pipe onto the cookies and decorate with your kids.

Enjoy!
Happy Easter 2014 !!

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