Monday, September 27, 2010

Get your cookie on with Daring Bakers





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








DIRECTIONS


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*

40 comments:

Tracy said...

Fun swirls and colors! Love them!

Valerie said...

Your gorgeous designs remind me of the latte art I did while working at a coffee house! Beautiful job.:D

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Looks like you're preparing for Halloween :)
The swirls look good.

Susi said...

Great looking cookies! They would be perfect for Halloween :o)

Jeanne said...

I LOVE those colors! You got very artistic with all the swirls! That SJP quote makes me laugh.

Clements Family said...

Wow those look awesome Those would be so fun to make with the kids!

Christina Dann said...

Very pretty! Love the Halloween feel without being too 'kiddy'

Christina said...

Wonderful job! Love the Halloween colors :)

Truthful Mommy said...

SO cute. You've got such skill!I might try these this Halloween , I'm betting mine won;t come out nearly as gorgeous. We'll see. As always, thanks for sharing.Please add a share button for twitter and facebook on here. I'd love to share your awesome blog with others!

Tia said...

that looks really great! I love the vibrant colors - awesome job as usual :)

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

These cookies look like art! Gorgeous!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, I love your psychedelic fall cookies! Great job here.

Cheers,

Rosa

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love the colors you chose ! Great marbling !

Sue said...

I've never tried the swirly technique before, though I've wanted to! I love your Halloween colors and how precise and perfect they look! I also liked this challenge...fun and not overwhelming:)

Eliana said...

Whoa girl - you've got mad skills! These look gorgeous!

Monet said...

What beautiful cookies! Sugar cookies are so much fun to be creative with. You have some serious icing skills that I'm very impressed with. I don't think mine would have turned out nearly as pretty! Thank you for sharing!

muddycreekcreations said...

I love colors and your cookies are beautiful!

Mary said...

Um, your cookies are much better than your jokes! haha
I love the orange and black swirls. Did you mix the orange or buy it? I tried to make orange and failed miserably.
:)

Jennifurla said...

Mary I bought the orange Wiltons pre-made, so easy and I thought pretty tasty.

newlywed said...

Gorgeous! I love simple old sugar cookies.

Design Wine and Dine said...

These are once again amazing! I just posted the Pumpkin Pie Bars you made - I linked the post back to your blog! Thanks they were so, so...so , soooo GOOD!

Namratha said...

Love the colors, well done!

aipi said...

lovely decorative cookies, all of these look so yum n cute!

US Masala

Pure Mama said...

oh, these are glorious!! wow, you're crafty... great job! :)

Sara said...

So pretty! I love the swirls. :)

Monica H said...

Your quotes always crack me up. :-)

Your cookies are so fun, I especially like the big swirly one!

Jenn said...

Amazing job on the icing of the cookies!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow! Those cookies look absolutely amazing! I am a new follower!

xo

LDH said...

Such gorgeous cookies. They look so complicated and intricate. Fun!

The Comfort of Cooking said...

These look awesome, Jen, you did a great job with the designs! I tried to do something similar last time I made sugar cookies, but it turned out awful :( Good thing these have inspired me to try again!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm gonna tell my Niece that joke!- luv!

PS - come on by - my first GIVE-AWAY is going on - $45 worth of goodiness!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Ali said...

Such a fun challenge. Hot cookies, lady.

Cristine said...

Love your cookies!

Reeni said...

Your cookies rock! Love the way you decorated them!

sadaf said...

love these colors ....... they present perfect contrast... you decorated them very well.

Ingrid said...

Nice job!
~ingrid

Sirius73 said...

Love the bright orange and the swirls on your cookies!

shaz said...

Okay, you win a prize for most inventive use of a corn holder I've seen :) Great job Jen, love the colours!

Kris Ngoei said...

Adore the play of orange and black on your cookies.... Pretty swirls too :-)

Sawadee from Bangkok,
Kris

Katrina said...

Gorgeous cookies. They look like art that I wouldn't want to ruin by eating! ;)