The last time I tried making cookies with cookie cutters, it turned out a disaster! And the whole batch ended up in the bin.
Well, that was quite a while ago. Time to give it another shot...
I love shortbread. So when I came across a recipe for shortbread cookies, it went straight to my TO BAKE list. This recipe is easy, although you'll need some patience as the dough needs to be chilled a short while to firm up before you can roll it out for cutting.
1/8 tsp salt
115g soft butter
30g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract till smooth and creamy.
Add flour and salt till dough comes together.
Flatten dough slightly and chill for about half hour or till firm enough to handle.
With a rolling pin, roll out dough till about 1/4" thick. Cut to shape with cookie cutters.
Place on baking sheet and chill for about 10 min.
Bake at 170*C for 8-10 min.
Melt some chocolate.
Pour into piping bag.
Snip off a tiny bit of the corner.
Have fun decorating your cookies!