Here's a recipe for Sugar cookies, its very simple to make and tastes really good.
I have used Christmas cookie cutters to make Christmas cookies with my children.
But you can use these as normal cookies or we would call these biscuits in England.
We decorated it with royal icing and edible decorations.
115g unsalted butter
1/2. Tsp vanilla extract
210g plain flour
1/4. Tsp salt
1/2. Tsp almond extract (optional but would make them tasty)
Whisk lightly the butter & sugar together, until it is combined. Do not over mix or cream it.
Add egg, vanilla & almond extract, whisk on low speed
Add flour and combine until you form a firm dough.
Roll into a ball then flatten it down and place inside a ziplock bag, refrigerate for 1 hour.
You can refrigerate the dough overnight but leave out at room temperature for 30 minutes before you use it.
Take out the fridge & roll out about 1/2cm thick and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 15 minutes, by chilling it the cookies will keeps its shape when baking.
Place on a baking tray with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven at 190c for 12-14 mins
Take out the oven and transfer cookies on to a wire rack.
Once cooled, you can decorate them with royal icing or eat just as they are.