Elk and Other Animal Cut out Cookies
photo by AZPARZYCH
- Ready In:
- In a big bowl combine butter pieces, flour, vanilla sugar, sugar and egg. Knead into a smooth dough. Wrap dough into cling film and refrigerated for 30 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough quite thinly (about 3 mm thick).
- Cut out elks or other shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and place on a paper-lined baking sheet. If you like attach a currant to each elk for eyes.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven at 190°C/375°F for 8-12 minutes or until just slightly browned around the edges.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheets and then transfer to a wire-rack to cool completely.
- Now you can add any decorations you might like to add. I used some eggnog flavoured icing dipping the cookies into it and attaching a chocolate chip as an eye afterwards.
- Let dry.
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These cookies are a lot easier to make than the cutout cookies I make at Christmas! My DSs helped and chose airplanes, trains, firetrucks and big trucks for their shapes. Thy do not care for frosted cookies so overloaded them with sprinkles! I managed to sneak one on the pan with vert few sprinkles so I can taste the cookie itself. They are light and I like that they are crisp since we rolled them thin. Will make these again! Made for Everyday Holiday.
These are perfect sugar cookies; enough flavour to be delicious and still let the icing shine. We use icing sugar mixed with a bit of milk and then we add fruit colours. We got 38 cookies in all kinds of shapes. The dough came together well after about 5 min of kneeding. I found it easier to work with 1/2 the dough at a time after removing the dough from the fridge.