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Cookies in summer shapes

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Cookies in summer shapes

Method

For the cookies

  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the salt, flour, icing sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and butter (cut into pieces).
  • Beat with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until the dough forms. Don’t beat for long because you want your cookies to be crunchy and they will not spread in the pan while baking. That is why you use pastry flour (it contains very little gluten and makes the cookies crunchier).
  • Remove dough from mixer’s bowl. You can knead it lightly and form into a ball.
  • Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and refrigerate from 30 minutes to one hour until it thickens.
  • After one hour, preheat the oven over 190°C (370* F) Set to Fan.
  • Dust the kitchen counter with some flour. Cut a piece of the dough and set it on the counter.
  • Spread out the dough with a rolling pin (it should be 3 mm thick). If you have to, dust with some more flour).
  • Cut the dough in various shapes using the cookie cutters.
  • Place the cookies in two baking pans lined with parchment paper. Make sure there is some space between them.
  • Repeat the process for the rest of the dough. Make 25-30 cookies.
  • Bake for 8-11 minutes.
  • The cookies must have a nice golden color, and they will set and get harder as they cool down.
  • Set them aside for 20 minutes to cool.

For the glaze

  • Beat the egg whites into a meringue but before it is thick, add the sugar and lemon juice so that you get a thick a shiny meringue.
  • Add water and mix until you have a runny glaze. Pour the glaze into 4 bowls and add to each bowl one of the food coloring pastes. Mix.
  • Add each color to a different pastry bag and decorate the cookies.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

177
Calories (kcal)
9 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

7.0
Total Fat (g)
10 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.4
Saturated Fat (g)
22 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

27.0
Total Carbs (g)
10 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

19.0
Sugars (g)
21 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

1.3
Protein (g)
3 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.0
Fibre (g)
0 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.03
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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