Saturday, August 17, 2013

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe

I have now tried many different cookie dough recipes to suit the icing and some were not so great so I decided to vary them to create my favourite recipe.  The recipe makes a great cookie which is quite crunchy and it works with flooded icing.

Sugar Cookie Recipe


2 large eggs
100grams icing sugar
100grams white sugar
3 tspns vanilla extract ( don't use vanilla essence - it's not good)
200 grams butter
500 grams flour
1 tsp salt


1. Beat the eggs on a high speed electric mixer until pale and fluffy, then add the vanilla extract.
2. Add half of the flour and mix on low speed.
3. Butter should be very soft but not melted.  Add this to the flour and egg mixture.
4. Add remaining flour according to consistency of the dough.  As it thickens, stop the mixer and finish the mix by hand - it will be easier to tell how thick the mixture will go.
5. The dough should not be too sticky, but also not too dry.  Either way it is impossible to work with.
6. One you are happy with the dough place in the fridge for 1 or 2 hours.
7. Roll out dough to desired thickness and use good quality cookie cutters for your shapes.
8. Preheat your oven to 350°F or 176°C.
9. Bake cookies for 8-12 minutes or until they become golden brown.  The baking time will depend on the size of your cookie.
10. Let cookies cool to room temperature and decorate!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

12 of My Fav Things...........

I have been looking back at my baking and creations for 2012 and thought it would be fun to pick my fav 12 designs and share them:

January 2012

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

June 2012
OK so I can't seem to pick just one of my creations from each month because I love them all!!!!!!

July 2012

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

So there we are 2012 in a nutshell, but I found it very hard picking out my 12 fav creations.  Welcome to a new year and according to the universe it is meant to be a good year for Cancerians, so yippee for me!  I am such a lucky gal to have such a great family and some very special and dear friends.........thank you all for a lovely year and I look forward to doing some even prettier creations in 2013.