Monday, March 21, 2011

Red Nose Day Raspberry Cookies

Baked for charity by Sa.
Recipe sourced from - BBC Good Food

Make the Basic Biscuit Dough

250g butter , softened *
140g caster sugar *
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour

*( Reduce the butter and sugar – the dough was too soft and on the sweeter side – needed more flour to make it easier for rolling out)

Mix the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon,
Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat to combine.
Sift in the flour and a little cinnamon
Stir until the mixture is well combined
Shape into 2 balls, wrap in cling film and chill for 20-30 mins.

Ingredients for the cookies:
1 quantity Basic biscuit dough
6 tbsp raspberry jam
6 tbsp icing sugar , sifted
icing , to decorate

Heat oven to 180C
Keep out the basic dough
Roll it on a lightly floured surface.
Cut out the biscuits with a biscuit cutter.
Lay these on non-stick baking sheets.

Cut the 'noses' from half the biscuits.

Bake for 10-12 mins until pale golden
Lift and keep on cooling rack.

Mix the raspberry jam with the sifted icing sugar.
When the biscuits are cool, spoon a little of the jam onto the whole biscuit and then place the other one ( which had the 'noses' cut out) on top.
Serve them. For making them more delightful – pipe out funny faces on top.

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