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The 8-minute crumbly Sugar Cookies

Yes! We said 8 minutes.

Recipe with a Pulslive Twist: The 8-minute crumbly Sugar Cookies

This week Pulselive is baking some delectable sugar cookies that will melt in your mouth but still have that lovely cookie crunch.

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We always like to make things quick and easy for everybody so this week our crumbly homemade sweets will only take you 8 MINUTES to bake.

The Pulselive Twist for crumbly Sugar Cookies

With any and all baked goods how you mix the ingredients always has a drastic (and sometimes dramatic) effect on the finished product.

This week, the Pulselive Twist is a very simple ingredient that is often overlooked and altogether disregarded when it comes to baking pastries - salt!

A pinch or half a teaspoon of salt is always a life-changer for baked goods. Salt enhances flavours.

The main ingredient in sugar cookies is sugar, which can be overwhelming, just a bit of salt will balance out the sweetness to make the cookie more palatable.

Ingredients

6 cups All-purpose wheat flour

2 cups Mmargarine or Butter

2 cups Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Salt (optional)

2 Eggs

2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence

4 teaspoons Baking Powder

Method

  • In a large bowl cream together the margarine/butter, salt and sugar until sugar particles are completely dissolved.
  • Add the two eggs and mix well. Mix in the baking powder and vanilla essence.
  • Mix in the flour, one cup at a time until well combined. In case the flour does not lump together, add a few tablespoons of milk gradually to mix.
  • In case you can still see sugar crystals in your cookie dough, leave it to rest for about 30 minutes before you roll it out.
  • Roll out the dough into about 1 centimetre thick and cut out cookies as desired. This amount of dough should yield at least 30 cookies depending on your cookie cutter size.
  • If you have a non-stick oven tray that would be ideal for the cookies but in case you don't, feel free to improvise with a pizza tray or a baking tin. You may need to spread some margarine on the surface and dust it with flour before you lay the cookies.
  • Heat your oven at about 225 degrees Celsius.
  • Bake these cookies for strictly 8 MINUTES. Depending on the heat of your oven, the edges of the cookie may brown but they don't worry if they don't, the cookie will be ready in eight minutes.
  • You can dust them with a bit of icing sugar or drizzle some royal icing to glam you sugar cookies before serving.

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