If there’s any term that I picked up from the Great British Bake Off that I loved to use it’s “traybake.” I don’t know how I had never come across it until I started (religiously) watching the show. This traybaked and sliced cookie is a slight spin on your classic sugar cookie. Also it’s a much lazier way to make cookies because you don’t have to roll individual cookie balls out. (Hint, hint to those in time crunches.) And I made my frosting green in honour of St Patrick’s Day! Last year I brought you Guinness Cupcakes with Ganache and Baileys Frosting. This year something slightly less boozy!
Traybake Sugar Cookies
Let’s be honest, I’ve never encountered a cookie I don’t like.
Ingredients:(For cookies)2 1/2 cups of flour1/2 teaspoon of baking powder1/2 teaspoon of salt1/4 cup of vegetable oil1/4 cup of butter1 cup of sugar1 large egg2 tablespoons of greek yogurt1 teaspoon of vanilla(Frosting)1/4 cup of butter1/4 cup of cream cheese3 cups of powdered sugar1/4 cup of milk1 teaspoon of vanillapinch of saltfood colouring
When I bake things that don’t have any decoration I don’t call it “lazy,” I call it “rustic”.Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a 9×13 tray with baking parchment. Cut your parchment so that little flaps hang over the edges and then you can just lift the traybake out of the tray when cool. Mix all your dry ingredients together in one bowl. Cream the butter, oil and sugars together in a separate bowl. Then add in the egg, vanilla and yogurt. Slowly add your dry ingredients to your wet ones and stir until thoroughly combined. Spread the batter into your tray and try to even out the top as well as possible.Bake for 17-20 minutes. The edges with only go slightly golden. These are supposed to be wet and dense. Let them cool in the try.Make your frosting whilst the cookies are cooling. Cream the butter, cream cheese and 2 cups of the powdered sugar together. Then add in the milk and vanilla. Stir in the remaining powdered sugar and the salt. Lastly add in the food colouring of your choice! Wait to frost the top of the traybake until it has cooled completely and then slice into bars.
Do you have any exciting St Patrick’s Day plans?