C is for Cookie

My son is invited to a birthday party tomorrow and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try some of my new cookie cutters.
I made a simple shortcrust pastry with 250g flour, 125g icing sugar, 125g butter, 1 egg, seeds of 1 vanilla pod, grated lemon peel and a pinch of salt.

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The pastry dough goes in the fridge for 45 minutes.

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Unfortunately, the muffin cookie cutter did not really work that well. Bits kept falling off.

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I managed to make a few and then switched to the dummy cutter and a snail cookie cutter.

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After 10 minutes in the oven at 180-200 degrees Celsius they looked good enough to eat.

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I decorated them with some icing sugar (ready made from a very fiddly and annoying tube) and nonpareilles. I hope the kids will enjoy them tomorrow!

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