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Sunday, 18 December 2011


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What recipe would you recommend for the sugar cookies. The girls and I have a full week off, so it might be nice to do some baking this week.


The one I used was from my baking magic book - will try and dig it out but it is basically just butter, icing sugar, flour, an egg yolk and flavouring of your choice, I used almond but the recipe had vanilla. I have seen other recipes that had lots of additions like, a drop of milk, cream of tartar, but this one was labelled basic no mess no fuss = the one to try! The amount of butter is shocking, it is basically one whole pack of butter, but the dough freezes and you need to let it chill in the fridge for an hour before rolling and cutting, and cutting is easiest as soon as it comes out the fridge as when it gets warmer the dough pulls when you are trying to transfer your cut shapes to the baking tray. But will try and post exact measures, heat, and timings. :)

Lynda B

those heart cakes look and sound gorgeous....are they similar to the German gingerbread (can't spell it!) They look very tempting and nibble-able. Well done you, such a Domestic Goddess!


Ta Lynda! Piernik is just like Starbucks ginger loaf cake but wetter and with more nuts and dried fruit soaked in a bit of booze in it. Then it's covered with a chocolate glaze that then sets. Delicious stuff, we had the muffin shaped ones for pud last night with a helpful helping of custard on top, a nice festive alternative to sticky toffee pudding. :)


They sell oven thermometers in TK Maxx too, lmao!


I've had a go at the cookie dough, its wrapped in clingfilm in the fridge. Think we will roll and cut tomorrow. Just wondering about getting some coloured sugar to maybe sprinkle on top before baking?


That sounds great - have never tried it but wouldn't that be glam - or maybe some edible glitter/glittery sugar would work on the dough and still keep it's sparkle after baking.

And Jodpea, I never knew they had those at TK Maxx as well, but I have vowed not to go in there again until 2012 now! ;o)

sharon curtis

oh my goodness you have been busy! everything looks absolutely wonderful, you're making me hungry!

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