Friends, if you are looking for a super easy eggless cookie recipe, you are in the right place. In keeping with the Valentine’s day theme I have used a heart shaped cookie cutter, and have decorated with some easy royal icing.
Here is the recipe:
Recipe: Adapted from “Mommy’s home cooking”. Made 12 cookies
All purpose flour: 11/2 cup
Salt: very small pinch
Granulated sugar: 1/2 cup
Unsalted butter: 9 tablespoons
Vanilla extract: 2 tsps
Royal icing: Confectioner’s sugar 2 cups, water 4-5 tsps, light corn syrup 4 tsp, lemon juice 1 tsp
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
In a stand mixer beat the butter for for a couple minutes.
Add the sugar and continue beating till fluffy for another two minutes. Add the vanilla extract and mix again. Now add the flour and the salt, reduce the speed on the mixer, mix till all the ingredients, so that they are well incorporated. Take the dough on the counter top. Roll in between two wax papers. I used a heart shaped cookie cutters, to form 12 cookies.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes, until the edges are starting to brown lightly.
Turn the oven off, cool the cookies on a wire rack.
Mix the confectioner sugar and water till no lumps remain. Add the light corn syrup, mix well to incorporate. Finally throw in the lemon juice.
I have separated part of the icing and added a couple drops of food colour. I dipped one side of the cookie in the icing and let it dry. Using a brush I drew a few strokes with the coloured icing. Wait to dry.