As a matter of fact, I discovered this recipe over on Pinterest, bookmarking and "pinning" the recipe to my Pinterest Likes. This creation is made by one of my favorite baking bloggers, SallysBakingAdditcion. Without further ado, let's jump right into this week's recipe!
In order to make these unqiuely-flavoured stars, you'll require:
281g of plain flour
1tsp of ground cinnamon
½ tsp of baking powder
170g of unsalted butter,softened to room temp
150g of granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temp
1 ½ teaspoons of maple syrup
1tsp of vanilla extract
gold or edible sprinkles
optional: white chocolate,coarsely chopped.
Directions to pretty,adorable star cookies:
Whisk the flour,cinnamon,baking powder and salt together in a medium-sized bowl. Set this aside.
In a large bowl, using a handheld or freestanding mixer(with a paddle attachment), beat the butter until creamy and smooth,approximately for a minute.
Add in the sugar, beating on high speed until light and fluffy, for around 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl,as needed.
Incorporate the egg,maple syrup,vanilla extract,beating yet again on a hugh speed until fully combined for around 2 minutes. Scarpe down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
Reduce the mixer to a slower speed, add around half of the flour mixture at a time. Beat this until just combined(if you're confused by this, I'll have a picture below). Add in the rest of the flour,continue to mix until just combined.
If the dough seems too soft, add in 1 extra tablespoon of flour until it's a better consistency.
Divide the dough into 2 equal parts,rolling each portion out onto a piece of baking paper to roughly a quarter inch of thickness.
Stack the pieces with baking paper,between the two-refridgerate this for at least an hour or even up to a day (this means the photos for this recipe may take long to upload again).
Once chilled, pre-heat the oven to 177 C/ 160 C fan/ Gas Mark 4. Line 2-3 baking sheets. Remove one of the dough pieces from the fridge, using a star cookie cutter. Transfer this onto the prepared bakign sheet(be prepared for alot of baking paper).
Before placing into the oven, top with sprinkles, using a spoon to slightly press the sprinkles into the cookies so they remain secure on top.
Bake the "sugar cookies" for 10-11 minutes until lightly browned,around the edges.
* note: halfway through baking time, rotate the sheet.
Transfer to wire rack to cool completely before dipping into chocolate.
Snapshots to come : Biscuits in the making....
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