I've made sugar cookies before and love them. The hummingbird bakery recipe is brilliant and makes lots of dough. But I found this shortbread recipe yesterday and gave it a whirl with M. Really simple set of ingredients and came together quicker. Key for working with children. M was able to help out to begin with (I.e until he got bored) and it made a nice light not too sticky dough - great for getting him to roll out the dough. In the end we only used half the dough. The other half is the fridge so we could make some more this week. The recipe had no egg or milk in it - therefore I think will last fine in the fridge for at least a few days.
The recipe was ;
300g plain flour
100g icing sugar
And that's it.
Rub cubed butter into the dry ingredients and keep working until a dough is formed.
I baked ours on about 160c for about 10 mins. My biscuit advice is to check your after about 8 (especially if rolled quite thin) as they will start to catch.
Another thing I have on hand is a big box if cookie cutters. Which means something like this can be used in any season (flower shapes for spring, Christmas trees in winter and the odd car truck dinosaur thrown in for good measure too!!)
The dough made a lovely biscuit which on some of the thicker ones slightly chewy but a crunchy edge.
Now not to eat the whole plate......