Friday, 9 September 2011

[Recipes] Flower Sugar Cookies

Hello, everyone.
I've always tried to make cookies with cute decoration 
since when I found out  bloggers posting about amazing cookie decoration. 
It has been a few months since then. 

I finally made sugar cookies and royal icing for decoration.
I was so excited about using royal icing!!
I used meringue powder for royal icing. It is so easy & simple to make.
You can always control the thickness of royal icing by adding water.

Sugar cookies is also simple to make.
There are lots of recipes for cookies.

I have this Christmas cookies recipe from ''
(about 24 cookies)

  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (70g) custard powder
  • Silver and gold sparkling cachous, to decorate

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. 
  3. Beat in milk and vanilla extract. Fold in the flour and custard powder.
  4. Press the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. 
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest.
  6. Divide the dough into manageable portions. 
  7. Roll out one portion on a sheet of non-stick baking paper to about 1cm thick. 
  8. Use Christmas cookie cutters to cut shapes and place on the trays. Decorate with cachous.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden. 
  10. Cool for 5 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  11. Repeat with remaining dough.

If you have cute cookies cutters, you can simply use them &
decorate with anything you like.
You can make any cookies you like ginger cookies or chocolate cookies..etc.

I decorated with baby blue royal icing for the round bottom and added a sugar flower on the top.
You can also decorate with sprinkles or draw simple design with a piping bag.
I didn't use any piping bag for the blue round shape.
I used a spatula by adding a big drop of royal icing in the middle of the cookie and tapped it lightly 
until I got the round clean shape and let it dry til firm.

Here is a royal icing recipe by Wilton.
If you make small batch of cookies like me, you can also halve the royal icing recipe.

You can make cookies for special occasions and 
make them as a gift for friends and family.
Most of all, you can have fun making them! Get creative!
I had a lot of fun making my flower cookies.
I hope I can post more about cookies from now on.

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