Rhonda, who owns Sunshine Cupcakes, favourite cookie recipe comes from Peggy Porschen's "Cookies" book and makes the most delicious cookies. They cut, freeze and bake beautifully. Enjoy!
200gms unsalted butter, softened
200gms caster sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
1 medium egg, light beaten
400gms plain flour, sifted Place the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in a bowl and cream together.
Beat the egg in a jug and slowly add to the butter mixture, beating until well incorporated. Add the flour and mix until just combined.
Gather the dough into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and briefly knead. Roll out the dough, until about 4-5mm thick.
Use cookie cutters to cut out the desired shapes and place the cookies onto baking trays lined with baking paper. Chill again for about 30 minutes or until cool and firm.
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
Bake cookies for 6-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
Eat and Enjoy!!!