Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas cookies for girls......Angelica and Katylin !

This is the Christmas cookies for little cute girls . I wanted to make something they enjoy, so it turned out this pinky cookies.

First time I made Loyal Icing for decoration... I really like the pink colour ( if I also have blue colour should be a lot more better)

Christmas Cookies

200 g all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface
100 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
80 g icing sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Heat oven to 160° C.

1. Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high until smooth. Add the egg yolk and beat until fluffy.

2 Add the vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to low.Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and add it slowly to the butter mixture, mixing until just incorporated. (Do not over work).

3. Make it like the round dough, wrap and keep in the fridge around 6 hrs. (or until it becomes hard)

4. Roll into 3-5 mm. thick. Cut into shapes and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. The scraps can be combined and rolled out again.

5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are a light golden brown. Cool slightly on the baking sheets before transferring to cooling racks.

Royal Icing (Frosting)
25 g egg white
125 g icing sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 lemon zest
1.Whisk egg white, icing lemon juice and lemon zest until has foam.
2. Gradually add icing sugar and mix until smooth (the consistancy should be not too runny or too stiff).
Dip cookies (face down) just until the surface is covered all with icing and let it dry for a few minutes.

Royal Icing (Piping)

15 g egg white
75 g icing sugar
1/4 tsp lemon juice

1.Whisk egg white, icing lemon juice with high speed until firm.
2. Add all icing sugar and mix carefully until smooth (the consistancy should be not too runny or too stiff).

I made 1 big tray and 1 small tray... my piping is not very good, as you see in the pictures, I already tried to find the best one ^ ^''

The cookie dough is not too sweet since the royal icing will add more sweetness... Very good recipe for kids. I hope the girls like it :D


Annie said...

I just had my first experience with Royal Icing (post to come soon) and your cookies look much more professional than mine!!! Oh, and I sent you an award and a meme

Simon Food Favourites said...

such a great cute idea. i'm sure their delicious.

s :-)

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Annie : Thanks ! waiting to see ur cookies, must be nice. And about meme, I will try it soon.

Simon : Thanks ^ ^