Make your edible gifts even more special with these gift tag cookies. I have used my buttery and delicious eggless shortbread cookie recipe to make these homemade cookies in the shape of gift tags, without using any gift tag cookie cutter. It is that simple.
Take half of the dough and add vanilla extract and red food colouring. Knead it and wrap it in a clingfilm wrap to chill it for 15 minutes.
Add peppermint extract to the rest of the dough and wrap it to chill.
Pre-heat the oven before baking. Roll it on a floured surface. Don't worry if it cracks, just push the edges inward to bring everything together. Roll till you get ½ of an inch of thickness.
Now, roll the cookie dough into 1/2 inch thickness and cut out rectangular strips of 2inches x 4inches. Using alphabet cookie cutters, cut out your message from both these rectangular strips as well as red coloured dough sheet. Replace the message cutouts from sheets with the red ones. Shape them like a tag and punch a hole using a straw. Place them on a baking tray and bake.
eep two inches of gap between the cookies. They don't spread but just to avoid crowding.
Repeat with the rest of the dough or keep it in the refrigerator packed in clingfilm wrap till you are ready to bake. You can also shape the dough into a log and wrap in a clingfilm wrap for later use.
Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180°C or 325°F for 20 minutes. When done the top of cookies should be dry and the bottom should be golden. You will see that the edges are also turning golden.
Take them out and allow them to cool on a wire rack. Later keep them in an airtight container.
Gift Tag Cookie Recipe https://speakingaloud.in/gift-tag-eggless-cookie-recipe/ February 9, 2021