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Baby Shower Cookies

Sugar and Spice Cookies

This delicious cookie recipe is fairly easy to make, and a great choice for parties, and the Holidays too.

Ingredients For The Cookies

3 and a half ounces of all-purpose flour
Quarter teaspoon baking powder
2 and a half ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
1 and a half ounces light muscovado sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Quarter teaspoon ground cinnamon
Quarter teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (mixed spice)

Ingredients For The Icing

2 ounces powdered sugar (confectioners’ or icing sugar)
2 teaspoons of warm water

You will also need

A baking tray
Parchment paper

How To Make Baby Shower Cookies

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (200°C) Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2 – Put the flour, baking powder, muscovado sugar, ginger, cinnamon and the pumpkin pie spice into a large mixing bowl.
Step 3 – Cut the butter into cubes, then add this to the bowl.
Step 4 – Using your fingertips rub the butter into the flour.
Step 5 – Then bit by bit knead the mixture into a dough.
Step 6 – Place the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll out thinly.
Step 7 – Carefully remove the top sheet of parchment paper, then cut the dough into some cute shapes with a cookie cutter.
Step 8 – Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for about 5 or 6 minutes, or until a pale golden color.
Step 9 – Leave on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack, and leave to cool.

Icing The Cookies

Step 1 – Put the powdered sugar into a small mixing bowl. Then add the warm water a little at a time, and mix well – if you think the icing is too runny simply add a little more powdered sugar, and if too thick, a little more warm water.
Step 2 – Ice your cookies using the back of a teaspoon or a knife – whichever you find easiest.

Cook’s Tip

Cookie cutters are readily available in lots of fun, and really cute baby themed shapes, including, a baby’s bottle, baby feet, a teddy bear, and a rubber duck, making them just perfect for baby shower cookies and sandwiches. And don’t forget, cookies, and cookie cutters, can make really sweet party favors too.