Delicious homemade cookies for the season

EASTER is Fiji’s longest public holiday. You could either drink beer the whole weekend with absolutely no purpose or make an effort to use this weekend to your advantage and share the love. Here’s one simple activity to commemorate Easter with the family — plus you get to learn something new.

This week we show you how Easter cookies can make a difference in any home simply by being together.

No need to worry if you’re not the ‘baking type’ and its a good boost for morale when engaging in activity with the children — and it’s fun to do. Or you could just drink beer and get drunk alone.

So this week here’s a way to bond with your children and share the Easter greetings with friends and family. So if you don’t already have a secret family recipe for cookies, here’s one recipe you could follow.

Both children and adults can do it together with these easy ingredients. Plus you get to shape your own Easter cookies and coat it with chocolate syrup and colour sprinkles.

Here’s this week’s Easter cook recipe from website www.myrecipes.com

Ingredients

* 1 1/2 cups butter, softened

* 1 cup powdered sugar

* 1/4 teaspoon salt

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

Step 1

Beat butter, sugar, and salt at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Add vanilla; beat until well blended. Gradually add flour, beating at low speed until blended. (Dough will be very soft.)

Step 2

Divide dough into 2 equal portions; wrap each with plastic wrap, and flatten into a disc. Chill 2 to 24 hours.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap 1 dough disc on a well-floured surface. Cover with a large piece of plastic wrap, and rol to 1/4-inch thickness; cut into desired shapes with 3 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Chill 15 minutes. Repeat procedure with remaining dough disc.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 14 to 17 minutes or just until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets five minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and let cool completely (about 30 minutes). Decorate cookies with Simple Icing. Let stand 1 hour or until icing is firm.