What Is Cookies?
A cookie is a baked or cooked snack or dessert that is typically small, flat and sweet. It usually contains flour, sugar, egg, and some type of oil, fat, or butter. It may include other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
Everything You Need to Know
Here’s a bite-size rundown of how to make a cookie. Use this as your 1-2-3 as you get ready to make your own — the standard ingredient ratio (by weight) is 1 part sugar, 2 parts fat, 3 parts flour.
Sift Dry Ingredients.
Cream Butter and Sugar.
Beat in Eggs.
Add Dry Ingredients to Wet.
Fold in Chips or Nuts.
Bake and Cool.
Preheat your oven to 200 °C (392 °F). Turn your oven to the bake setting and set it to 200 °C (392 °F). Place the oven rack in the middle shelf of the oven. This will help the butter cookies to cook evenly.
- Most ovens take at least 10 minutes to heat up.
Measure 1 cup (225 g) of butter and 1 cup (200 g) of sugar into a mixing bowl. White sugar works best for making butter cookies, however, if you only have raw sugar, use that instead. If the butter has been in the fridge, leave it on a plate at room temperature for 30 minutes to soften. This will make it much easier to mix.
- Use a large mixing bowl to allow plenty of room to mix the ingredients.
Cream the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy. Use an electric beater to combine the ingredients until the butter lightens in colour and mixture looks fluffy. Set the beater to the highest setting to speed up the process and to make the mixture extra fluffy. It generally takes 5 minutes of beating to cream the mixture.
- White sugar works best for making butter cookies, however, if you only have raw sugar, use that instead.
Stir the egg and vanilla into the mixture. Add 2 teaspoon (10mL) of vanilla essence and an egg to the bowl. Use the electric mixer to stir the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined and any lumps have been crushed.
- If you are using an egg that has been in the pantry or fridge for a while, crack it into a cup first to check that it hasn’t gone rotten. This is also a good way to avoid getting shell in the mixture.
Stir the salt and flour in a separate bowl. Measure ¼ teaspoon (1.42 grams) of salt and 2 ⅔ cups (241 grams) of flour into a medium-sized bowl. Stir the ingredients together with a spoon to disperse the salt amongst the flour. Use the back of the spoon to crush any lumps in the mixture.
- All-purpose flour works best for this recipe, however, if you only have wholemeal flour, use this instead.
Mix the dry ingredients into the batter. Pour the flour and salt into the middle of the large bowl. Set the electric beater to the lowest setting and mix the ingredients until they are combined.
Cover the bowl of dough and place it in the fridge for 1 hour. This cools the dough and helps the cookies to retain their shape when they are cooked. Cover the bowl of dough with cling wrap to stop the dough from absorbing the different smells in the fridge. If you don’t have cling wrap, place the dough into an airtight container.
How do you make cookies with pictures?
- Create a Word Document.
- Print the Image on a Sugar Sheet.
- Make the sugar cookie dough.
- Cut out the cookies.
- Make the frosting.
- Fill with frosting.
- Place the picture on the cookie.