Strawberry and vanilla sugar cookies

Strawberry and vanilla sugar cookie Christmas baubles

Strawberry and vanilla (gold) sugar cookie Christmas baubles

I was inspired by some rolled sugar cookies I saw online, and was trying to come up with a festive twist to make them a little bit special for Christmas. I have some wee little edible silver stars in the pantry, and some edible gold glitter that I you will have seen on my Christmas tree cupcakes. It was merely a matter of picking up some of the  dried strawberries  I’ve been admiring at my health food store to make the sugary topping for these biscuits a bright strawberry affair; the perfect match for a biscuit rich with vanilla. If you don’t want to do these for Christmas, feel free to omit the glitter and replace with course sugar of some description.

125 grams butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 egg white, beaten
1 tablespoons white sugar
15 grams freeze-dried strawberries
1 tablespoon edible gold or silver stars or glitter

Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy and add the vanilla extract and egg. Beat until combined.  Sift over the flour and baking soda and combine to a smooth dough. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour, or till firm enough to roll.

Prepare your sugar mixture by grinding the freeze-dried strawberries into powder and mix in the sugar, glitter and/or stars. Work quickly with the sugary mixture, lest the strawberry powder absorb too much moisture and beome sticky.

Preheat the oven to 170oC.

Strawberry and vanilla (silver) sugar cookie

Strawberry and vanilla (silver) sugar cookie

Remove a portion of the dough from the fridge. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface till it is less than a centimetre thick. Cut into your desired shapes and lay on a lined baking tray. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with your sugar mixture. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown.

Remove the biscuits from the oven. If you are using a Christmas bauble cookie cutter like me, at this point use the metal tube to punch a hole in the top of the baubles to thread your ribbon through later. Allow the biscuits to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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4 Responses to Strawberry and vanilla sugar cookies

  1. Pia says:

    These look amazing! Beautiful contrast against the tree.

    • uluvsnoozan says:

      Thanks Pia! When I ground up the freeze dried strawberries I ended up withquite a pale pink powder, so I was a bit worried about how they might turn out, but I’m very happy with them. They’ll look great in my tinsof Chirstmas biscuit baubles I’m packing up for the grandparents. xo S

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