Sunday, November 7, 2010
Cookie Contest for all Artists! We need you and your creative spirits
Hiya on this marvelous daylight savings time day! It gives you an extra hour to make cookies! With the holidays coming, it doesn't hurt to have a few cookies tucked away starting now. Most cookies will freeze gorgeously for up to 3 months. My boys got creative using cookie cutters but then changing the intent of the design, they had a blast. These are just dipped in a wash of confectioners sugar and milk with a tad of almond flavour and then detailed with royal frosting as you would not want to do a whole cookie with that, it is not so appealing in taste. Should you use royal frosting for all of the cookie use an infusion or an extract to flavour the icing and to thin it for the "fill" method. Bridget teaches all of that in her wonderful tutorials below.
Vanilla sugar cookies:
Makes around 25-30 medium sized cookies.
100 grams sugar and
100 grams of confectioners sugar (powdered)
2 large eggs.
1 tbsp of vanilla and 4 drops almond or lemon extract
(450 grams) of all-purpose flour, sifted.
(200 grams) of unsalted butter, diced.
50 grams of flour for rolling.
In a bowl or in the kitchen mixer with paddle attachment, mix the two types of sugar, vanilla and the egg. Add the flour and the butter and keep mixing just until the dough comes together.
Knead the dough lightly by hand on your flour dusted kitchen counter and wrap it well in cling film and put it in a plastic bag. Chill the dough for 2 hours.
Baking and rolling:
Depending on the size of cookie bake them from 15-20 mins. You want them to be light golden brown without being raw in the middle
Hint: Roll cookie dough using rolling guides from PME they are called "spacers" They are available through Amazon
Go have a fab cookie day and would love to see YOUR work HERE
Upload your photos in our album and win Contest open until Dec 10th 2010