Saturday, April 24, 2010

Does this qualify as a collection?

 

Here is how I store my cookie cutters.  And I have to keep them in the garage because you just don’t keep tub like that in your kitchen. Or your pantry for that matter.  100_1325 See why I think this qualifies as a collection?  If you need a cutter, I probably have it.  Except for a big alphabet, those belong to Laura :) 

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Now, in order to use these effectively, you must first have the perfect sugar cookie recipe.  Oh and I have that too!  Here you go DeAnn!

Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 3/4 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400.  Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Add baking powder and flour, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.  The dough will be stiff.  It may be necessary to blend the last flour in by hand.  Divide dough into two even balls.  Do not chill dough. 

Bake cookies on top rack of oven for 6-7 minutes until cookies are light brown.  Remove from cookie sheet immediately after removing from oven.

I always make a double batch of this dough. 

 

Royal Icing -  You may want to pursue the meringue powder version so as to avoid the eggs :)

3 egg whites

3 cups powdered sugar

3-4 tablespoons water

Beat egg whites and powdered sugar for 5 to 7 minutes on med to high speed.  Add water to achieve desired consistency.

This works best in a pastry bag or a squeeze bottle with a small round tip.

 

And when you use this recipe along with those cutters, here is what you end up with!  Happy Baking!

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1 comment:

naybread said...

Thanks Kellee-I'll try your sugar cookie recipe soon and let you know how it goes.

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