Wimbledon Sugar Cookie Tennis Rackets with Cream and Fresh Strawberries

7 Jul

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Since today was the Mens Wimbledon Final I decided to do a dessert to honor the occasion. Because strawberries and cream is such a traditional Wimbledon favorite I wanted to use that as a base of my dessert, but I wanted to make it a bit different so I made sugar cookies in the shape of tennis rackets! It was an extremely long process between hand cutting the shapes out and decorating them afterwards but at least it kept me occupied instead of having to sit through the tension of the match.

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I was extremely angry that Djokovic didn’t win, so I haven’t been lucky with either of the finals but I thankfully have been lucky with my recipes. This was a great finish to the day even though the outcome of the match was awful and it was really light and refreshing considering how hot and humid it was all day. This recipe makes great cookies as they are easy and sturdy enough to be decorated and fiddled with but are soft and buttery to eat, the perfect combo. 🙂

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Wimbledon Sugar Cookie Tennis Rackets with Cream and Fresh Strawberries 

3/4 butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

a pinch of salt

2tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

2 cups plain flour

whipped cream and strawberries

  • Cream the butter,sugar and salt together with an electric mixer until fluffy and pale.
  • Beat in the vanilla and egg until combined and creamy then mix in the flour.
  • The dough will first turn into fine crumbs but keep mixing and it will all stick together as a dough.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the freezer for 30mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 160°c/325°f and grease and line a large baking sheet.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into tennis racket shapes using a sharp knife or any other shape you would like.
  • Transfer to the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12mins. They should still be very pale.
  • Whip the cream with an electric mixer until thick and holds its shape.
  • Slice the strawberries. Layer the cream and strawberries in a tall glass and place a few tennis rackets on top. Enjoy!

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One Response to “Wimbledon Sugar Cookie Tennis Rackets with Cream and Fresh Strawberries”

  1. Joe July 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Superb commentary and an even better recipe. Well done

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