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Mummy Cookies

RECIPE OVERVIEW

Oh...what a Yummy Mummy!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 24 people

  • 0 - Assortment of White and coloured fondant
  • 1 large Fresh Egg
  • 0 - Red Food Colouring
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 200 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 90 g SuperValu Butter
  • 100 g SuperValu Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

Method

  1. Place your butter and sugar into a bowl and cream together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until fully incorporated. Don’t worry if the mix looks a little curdled. Once you add the flour it will come together.
  3. Sieve the self raising flour and salt into the cookie mix and beat together just until the mixture comes together in a ball and the flour is properly mixed in.
  4. Turn out the sticky mixture onto a floured surface and bring together into a ball. Then wrap in cling wrap or greaseproof paper and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
  5. Preheat your oven to 170°C (regular)/160°C (fan), gas mark 4.
  6. Prepare 2 baking trays, either with baking parchment
  7. Once chilled, remove from the fridge and roll out to about 2mm in thickness. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut 6-8 cookies and transfer to the prepared baking tray. Then gather the remaining cookie dough and roll out again and using a circular cutter cut out an even number of circular cookies.Transfer to the second baking tray.
  8. Place your baking trays into the oven and allow to bake for about 8 minutes and check to see if they are done. The cookies will still feel soft to the touch in the centre, but once removed from the tray and placed to cool on a wire rack, they will harden up.
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer immediately to a cooling tray.
  10. Roll out white fondant and cut into strips.
  11. Place strips of fondant over the cookie until almost covered and trim around the edge of the cookie.
  12. You can use a small amount of lemon curd or apricot jam to stick if needed.
  13. Make two eyes from dark fondant and place on the face.
  14. Enjoy as they are, or wrap individually for tricke’or’treat gifts!

Maryanne’s tip: Different sized cookies will take different times to bake, so try to ensure that you place cookies of the same size on the one tray. Use more than one tray if you have larger or smaller cookies.

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