Sunday, 1 November 2015

Strawberry Sugar Cookies

I know you all are still in the Halloween mood but a little baby girl is turning 1 today and she didn't want to celebrate her first birthday with all those monsters and witches running outside! That is why strawberry sounded so joyful and fresh just perfect for this little cutie! 
You can see that I am using a basic recipe for my cookies and when decorated with royal icing they can transform in any sweet and beautiful cookie you want! Just use your imagination and don't be afraid of royal icing! 

makes approx. 25 medium cookies:
  • 200g butter
  • 200g brown sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 400g flour
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract or 1 package of vanilla sugar (15g)
  • edible food colorings - optional
  • Royal Icing from HERE.


Cookies: Preheat the oven at 180C. 
In a bowl of an electric mixer beet the butter and sugar together until creamy and fluffy. Ad the egg, vanilla extract and mix until all combines. Now add the flour, cinnamon and mix until all ingredients come together. Take your dough out of the bowl and cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30min.
Take your dough out of the fridge, sprinkle some flour on the work surface and roll out the cookie dough to about 5mm thick. 
Using cookie cutters cut your cookie shapes and place them on baking trays lines with baking paper. 

Bake the cookies for about 12-15min, depending on their size or until they get a nice golden color. 

Leave them to cool down completely before decorating with royal icing or storing.
For the background of my cookies I used royal icing flooding consistency and soft peak consistency for the edges. Once the cookies are iced leave them for at least 8h for the royal icing to set. Once they royal icing had set paint the strawberries with gel colorings always using a dry brush. 

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