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EXTERMINATE! These Dalek cookies are made with a simple sugar dough, cut out with a simple Dalek cookie stamp and then decorated with silver candy balls.
Large mixing bowl
Dalek cookie cutters
Nonstick baking sheet
Wire cooling rack
slightly salted butter
white caster sugar (superfine sugar)
medium free range eggs
plain white flour (all purpose flour)
bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
icing sugar (powdered sugar)
make sure they're gelatine-free, if vegetarian
Put the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat until light and fluffy.
Add the egg and beat again.
Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and bicarbonate of soda.
Mix using a fork, electric whisk or your hands until fully combined.
Form into a ball, cover the bowl and chill for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan-assisted, 400F).
Work with half the dough at a time, keeping the other half wrapped in the fridge until you're ready for it. This helps to keep it cold, which makes it easier to work with.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, roll out to about 50-70mm (1/4 inches) thick.
Press the cookie cutter into the dough to cut out the cookie shape. I find it helps to dip the cutter in a little flour to prevent it sticking.
You may also need to push the plunger down to make sure the detail imprints into the dough. Lift it away separately to check.
Repeat until all the dough is used up. You might need to gather and reroll the offcuts once or twice.
Place the cookies on a lined baking sheet.
Bake for 6-7 minutes, until just beginning to brown.
Allow to firm up for a few minutes on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Now, you can enjoy your Dalek cookies or, if you want to go a little further, you can decorate these little Daleks with a touch of icing and some silver candy pearls.
Mix the icing sugar with a few drops of water until you have a thick paste.
Using a brush or chopstick, put a tiny dab of icing on each of the nine circles around the base of each a Dalek cookie.
Immediately drop a silver pearl onto each icing dab.
Repeat for the remaining cookies and leave to set.
Store leftover cookies in a sealed container somewhere cool. They should keep for 3-5 days.
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