Sunday, 29 July 2012

Olympic Medal Cookies

As a nation we are all standing together once again to host the Olympic games, We were all watching the opening last night wether you were in the comfort of your home with family or out in the local pub with friends or lucky enough to be at the ceremony its self.  We were all proud to be a part of it!

A way to join in the celebration is to make your very own gold medals. These are fun to make and easy to make in to the desired shape that you want. 

Going for the Gold

Les Ingredients 
200g unsalted butter 
280g caster sugar 
dripple of vanilla extract 
1 egg 
400g plain flour 
Pinch of salt

Pre heat the oven to 170°C (325°F, Gas Mark 3.) 

In your mixing bowl put the butter, sugar and the vanilla extract together and mix together till the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the egg and mix well until is all is well incorporated. Next add the flour and salt mix well but do not over mix. You should be left with the dough being light soft and easy to handle. 

Now the fun starts. Dust your work surface with some flour, roll your dough out using a rolling pin. Make sure that the dough hasn't been rolled out to thin. Cut your biscuits using the shapes that you want I used a round cutter in order to make the medals. Then arrange them on a lined baking tray ready to go in to the oven for around 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them as you don't want them burning. The edges should be lightly golden and the centre should be paler. 

Once they have cooled nicely you can decorate them as you wish. To make the medals, I used icing and cut it to the size of the biscuit and made 1st place medals and 2nd place along side some GB ones.

Charlotte showing of her 2nd place

We are all winners

My friends had fun playing with the medals and thought it was such a fun idea, these can be used for some home games or just to have your own medal to be part of the 2012 games. The good part about these medals is that go brilliantly with a cup of tea or warm milk. So we are winners all round.

Bon App├ętit.

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