Simple and Easy Vanilla Cookies

As you will probably know my daughter is obsessed with bunnies and loves getting into the kitchen with me, so it makes complete sense to combine the two and make some adorable bunny cookies. These bunny cookies are so easy to make as they only have five ingredients and go perfectly with a cup of tea. However, you don't have to make bunnies you can use any cutter you have in your kitchen to suit your occasion or celebration. These are so simple and easy to make and are perfect to make with children. We love making these when we have special guest coming over because you can whip up a batch of cookies in less than fifteen minutes and there's nothing more inviting than some sweet vanilla cookies baking when you have guests. 

You will need:

100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
100g/3½oz caster sugar
1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten
275g/10oz plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl, then beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.

3. Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.

5. Using biscuit cutters, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.

6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring. You can either carefully spread the icing on the cookies using a knife or use a piping bag and gently squeeze the icing onto the cookies. Be as creative as you want and add sprinkles, chocolate chips or small pieces of fruit. Then set aside until the icing hardens. That's it! Why don't you get in the kitchen with the children and make these simple and easy vanilla cookies. 

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1 comment

  1. these not only look super yummy but not that difficult - eve for me!