Glazed butter cookies

    Glazed butter cookies

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    About this recipe: These cookies are rich and delicious. A buttery cookie is baked, drizzled with a glaze and sprinkled with sugar strands. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee, for elevenses or afternoon tea.

    Serves: 6 

    • 225g unsalted butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 6 eggs
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 625g plain flour
    • 50g coloured sugar sprinkles
    • 240g icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
    2. Cream the butter with the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and eggs and mix well. Stir in the baking powder and flour. Drop dough by heaped spoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays. In a small bowl beat milk into the icing sugar, a tablespoon at a time until it is of a drizzling consistency.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool then drizzle with glaze then sprinkle with sugar sprinkles.

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