Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas cookies

My daughter who is currently interested in all things pink and princesses wanted to borrow a 'pink Christmas book' last time we went to the library. Lucky for me, a librarian overheard the request and handed my daughter the following book: "Christmas Fairy Cooking by Leonie Pratt and Catherine Atkinson."

So far, I've only managed to indulge my daughter with one of the recipes, with some motherly adjustment ... I bought a box of organic sugarcookie mix, followed the recipe on the box so my cookies have eggs in them and just added the red food coloring (but still quite tasty, and oh so girly, my daughter loves her pink cookies).

But the recipe that follows looks a lot like another one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes so I will give it a spin as soon things slow down around here ...

Anyhow, the Tiny Christmas Cookies recipe

4 tbs butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 drops of red food coloring
1 1/2 tsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1, Put the butter into a bowl and stir it until it is creamy. Then sift in the powdered sugar and stir everything well.

2, Add the food coloring to the mixture and stir it in well, until the mixture is pink. Add milk and vanilla.

3, Sift the flour into the flour, stir together and use hands to make into dough.

4, Dust rolling pin and clean work surface with flour, roll out the dough until it's about 1/4 inch thick.

5, Use assorted cutters to cut out lots of shapes (we used crowns, princesses, stars etc.) and place on a greased cookie sheet (or a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper). Use the leftover dough to make another ball of dough and repeat step 4 and 5 until all dough is gone.

6, Make patterns on some of the cookies with a toothpick, sprinkle some decorative white sugar on others, leave some plain.

7, Bake for 6-8 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Let cookies cool either on cookie sheet or on a cooling rack.

8, Dust some of the cookies with powdered sugar, because it looks great.

Have a great time baking my fellow princesses!

1 comment:

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