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Is it rainy outside and you have no idea what to make with your children? Try out this simple recipe! Your children will definitely appreciate when you let them decorate a few pieces of cookies by their own mind. Have you got small children at home who can’t even hold a pen in their hand? We have an idea for you! Pour your royal icing in a bowl. Give your Children a small brush and let their imagination run wild.
150 g Flour (T55)
75 g Butter
75 g Icing Sugar
1 Pinch of Salt
Food essence of your choice: vanilla, lemon, cinnamon…
1 Egg White (medium)
200-300 g Icing Sugar
Water (if necessary)
Powdered or Gel Food Colouring (red)
Mix flour with sugar, salt, food essence and butter cut into small pieces. Rub these ingredients between the palms until sandy. Then add an egg. Form the dough into a ball and let it rest in the fridge for about an hour.
Tip: The butter should be neither too soft nor too hard.
Sift icing sugar. Lightly whip an egg white and mix with sugar until white and creamy. Add a few drops of lemon juice and, if necessary, add a few drops of water. Then add a little red food colouring until the desired colour is obtained. The icing should be neither too liquid nor too thick.
Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 0.5 cm. Using a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, cut out your cookies and bake them for about 10 minutes until golden brown. Then remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool properly before serving.
Fill a disposable piping bag with the icing. Squeeze the air out of the piping bag and close it with a knot. Finally cut off the top and decorate your Halloween cookies with eyes, mouth and nose.
Enjoy decorating your cookies!