Sugar cookies are fairly easy to make – you can’t really go wrong! Plus, they are easy to shape and decorate into pretty much anything you can think of. Usually, you make them with plain flour, but I found I had a hell of a lot of self-raising flour I needed to use up. I also seem to often have a lot of edible glitters around, for these, I used some of Rainbow Dust The Sparkle Range. It’s messy and it’s fabulous. You can use it for so many things, and I just couldn’t resist using a little.


  • 100g butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or another flavor extract)
  • 1 large egg
  • 225g Self-Rising Flour
  • Coarse sugar, to garnish
  • Writing Icing, to garnish
  • Decorative sprinkles, to garnish
  • Edible glitter, to garnish


  1. Beat the butter, vanilla, and sugar until fluffy. 
  2. Beat in the egg, then sift in the flour, ensuring that it’s mixed well. 
  3. You’re done! For now, chill the dough for at least an hour in the fridge, or half an hour in the freezer.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to around 180 degrees Celsius and line a tray with baking paper.
  5. Get out your cookie dough, and shape it into small spheres, about an inch or so in diameter. Or, get out your cookie cutter and make shapes.
  6. If your dough doesn’t feel ‘doughy’ enough, you can add a little flour at a time, till it has a nice smooth consistency.
  7. Optional: You can roll the balls in sugar or sprinkle shapes with the coarse sugar at this stage (I like to!)
  8. Cookie cutters: When using cookie cutters, make sure you have some flour on hand to stop the shapes from sticking to the cutter and your hands.
  9. Be sure to give them a couple inches breathing room, as they bake they’ll get bigger!
  10. Bake for about 10 minutes. The edges should be just about a golden brown but not through brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool so they can firm up.
  12. Once cooled, decorate with icing and go wild on the glitter.


Sarah x