Butterfly Sugar Cookies

It’s Sunday, which means one thing for most, back to work/school tomorrow (boo). But it’s actually been a really nice weekend here in London. It’s been so sunny and I’ve even been able to blog from the garden.

Today’s post is quite a chilled one. I spent last night baking sugar cookies inspired from Zoella’s recipe you can find here. Obviously, I can’t take full credit for this bake, but it was my first attempt at making these since I was a kid, and I don’t think they came out that bad (I hope).

For this recipe you will need:

85g Butter
100g Caster Sugar
300g Plain Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
Pinch of salt

The original recipe states 250g of plain flour but I ended up adding quite a bit more as the dough just didn’t want to form. Zoella’s recipe also made her 10 cookies, but somehow mine came out with double that (I think mine were a bit thin whoops).


Oven: 180 degrees / Cooking time: 10 – 12 minutes

Begin by mixing the butter with the sugar until it forms a paste. Then, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Next, add in the sifted flour a bit at a time, along with the baking powder and salt. Wrap up the mixture in cling film and leave to cool in the fridge for at least one hour.

Once an hour has past, flour your work surface, lightly knead the dough, roll out and cut out your cookie shapes using the cutter of your choice.

Cook the cookies on baking parchment, in the oven for 10 – 12 minutes. Keep a close eye on them as they cook quite fast.

Once the cookies are baked, wait until they are completely cool before icing them.


To ice the cookies, I used the childproof method of mixing icing powder with water along with a dash of food colouring. I then poured this mixture into a piping bag, outlined and then filled in the butterflies.

There are so many different recipes online for making icing sugar. Many of which are slightly more advanced and include egg whites or milk. But I wanted to keep this recipe simple. Hope you like it.

Happy Sunday x


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