Sunday, 3 March 2013

Smiley Face Jam Cookies


I got these super cute cookie cutters as a gift recently. I was really pleased as I'd been debating about buying them for myself. I've used them twice now and I'm sure I'll get a lot more use out of them! I used a simple sugar cookie recipe and sandwiched the cookies with jam. I thought of making a buttercream filling as well but ran out of time. 

The cookie cutters are really easy to use and make perfect smiley faces :) My tips are to chill the cooking dough before rolling and cutting then chilling them again before baking to prevent spreading of cookies when baking. I didn't chill the first round and the cookies expanded quite a bit and filled up the gaps of the face. It only needs 10-15 minutes in the fridge. 



 I had fun with the cookie cutters. I used an offset spatula to lift the cookies on to the baking tray. 

 ready to go in the oven 

 boxed and ready to go 

Sugar cookies

125g butter
125g caster sugar
1 egg
2-4 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g plain flour

  • Preheat the oven to 175C.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Finally stir in flour and mix well. 
  • Knead dough until smooth, wrap in cling film and chill for about 20-30 minutes. 
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut using cookie cutters. 
  • Place on a baking tray and chill briefly for 10-15 minutes.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely. 
  • Sandwich the cookies with jam or a filling of your choice. 



26 comments:

  1. HOw lovely - I have these cutters but haven't used them yet...you have inspired me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should definitely get them out - puts a smile on everyone's face :)

      Delete
  2. They really are very cute indeed. I was planning a trip to Lakeland anyway... I can see these being added to the shopping list! Good tip about the chilling too - I'm lazy enough to skip it if not absolutely necessary so it's good to know it's worth doing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I normally skip that step and it doenst really matter but this time it did!

      Delete
  3. so adorable!... these are the types of biscuits you just wouldn't think of making yourself but they are so brilliant! I must give them a go.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't wait to make them again :)

      Delete
  4. awww how cute are theses! They look lovely.
    My Cupcake Habit

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those cutters are so cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So cute & adorable biscuits! LOVELY! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. OMG OMG OMG these are SUPER cute :) I'd love to get these cookie cutters! I'm addicted to cute cutters hehe have so many at home!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know you'll love these cutters :)

      Delete
  8. So cute! This would put a smile on my face if I was given one :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awwww, just look at them, so cute and happy and oblivious to the fact that someone is going to pick them up and bite them in two, haha! They are brill and I love the tips.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That was the hard part - biting into them but it had to be done!

      Delete
  10. SOOOOOOOOOOO darn cute :D

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh too cute! I was looking at these in Lakeland recently myself, they just make me smile every time I look at them! If I got to eat one too I would be smiling even more :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are seriously cute! You'd make a lot of people happy if you bought these cutters :)

      Delete
  12. Grandchildren loved these . Will make again for christmas

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad the grand children enjoyed it. I'm sure they will be a hit at Christmas.

      Delete

I've had to turn word verification back on as I've had a lot of problem with spam lately, Apologies! Please, please do leave a comment - I appreciate every one of them and will reply to all of them. Thanks!