This months Daring Bakers was AWEsome. I really enjoyed this challenge the most out of any so far, it was manageable and didn't cause any fights between me or the hubster!
Sugar cookies with Royal Icing, so simple, so gorgeous, so impressive. You can use these for any special event to really personalize and it will not break the bank.
Also I have a question for you all - Why did the cookie go to the doctors office?
ANSWER : Because he was feeling crummy - duh
INGREDIENTS FOR SUGAR COOKIES
Makes Approximately 36x 10cm / 4" Cookies
200g / 7oz / ½ cup + 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
400g / 14oz / 3 cups + 3 Tbsp All Purpose / Plain Flour
200g / 7oz / 1 cup Caster Sugar / Superfine Sugar
1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
5ml / 1 tsp Vanilla Extract / Or seeds from 1 vanilla bean
Cream together the butter, sugar and any flavourings you’re using. Beat until just becoming creamy in texture. Beat in the egg until well combined, make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the sifted flour and mix on low until a non sticky dough forms.
Knead into a ball and divide into 2 or 3 pieces, place in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for a couple of hours.
When ready removed dough from the fridge and roll out between parchment paper, cut cookies into shapes then place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place back in fridge for 30 minutes. This keep the cookies in the proper shape you want.
Bake at 350 until done...now the fun begins!
Just google Royal Icing and get your groove on, let's rock!
Here is what I learned
1. Place a thicker line of frosting around the edge of your cookie - just not too close or it might run over.
2. Once you have and outer lining of icing drizzle icing in the center and spread - little goes a very long way.
3. Once completely filled in using a different color place dots around cookie, using a toothpick or skewer to pull color out of those dots. I actually used a corn holder.
“'You have no fortune.' I didn't need a cookie to tell me that.” SJP *Sex And The City*