You guys know me, by now… lover of all things sausage dog. So of course I bought a sausage dog cookie cutter, how could I possibly resist? A sausage dog shaped, sweet, yet simple to bake biscuit. You could use this recipe to make any shaped sugar cookies. I bought my cookie cutter from here.
What you will need:
100g of unsalted butter at room temperature
1tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
100g of caster sugar
275g of plain flour
Preheat the oven to 190, line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper, in a large bowl cream the butter and the sugar, until it’s light and fluffy. Then add the egg and vanilla extract. Sift in the flour and keep stirring until the mixture starts to form a dough.
Sprinkle your work surface with a light covering of flour, then roll the dough mixture to a thickness of about 1cm. Now take your cookie cutter, to cut out the shape of your cookies and carefully place them onto the baking tray.
Don’t worry if you come across a few casualties, a few of my sugary sausages lost a few limbs now and again. I just rolled out the dough and cut out another sausage shaped cookie.
Place the baking tray into the oven for around 8-10 minutes, until they are lightly brown. Take them out, leave them to one side to cool and then decorate with icing if you like or eat them fresh from the oven.