Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

I know I’ve been posting a few sugar cookies here but this time I tried out Alton Brown of Food Network recipe. I think I like this recipe better than the previous one. Since I will be submitting these cookies for the Aspiring Baker # 26 Creative Christmas Motif Bakes hosted by Alan of Travelling Foodies I decided to use snowflakes cookie cutter and decorates it with royal icing. I am not a fan of decorating cakes or cookies but after doing it a few times I got the hang of it. I kind of enjoy doing it now :)

Recipe from : Alton Brown of Food Network

2 stick/1 cup unsalted butter – softened
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg – beaten
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla (additional)
Some powder sugar – for rolling out the dough

1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color.
2. Add egg, vanilla and milk and beat to combine. Put the mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Sprinkle the work surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick.
4. Cut into desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 10 or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time.
5. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to wire rack for complete cooling. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #26 – Creative Christmas Motif Bakes! hosted by Alan of Travellingfoodies


Awayofmind Bakery House said...

these cookies is so lovely, perfect for this season! Gert, wish you a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mel said...

You must be very pleased with the icing decor because it simply look so beautifully done. I feel pleased too even looking at it!

Elin said...

They are beautiful edible snowflakes :) I am never good at this kind of artwork so I will most probably give this a skip. Gertrude, I wont be sending cards so I want to take this opportunity to wish you and Carlos and Diana A Joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year ! Have a blessed holidays.

Warm Wishes,

Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said...

Merry Xmas to you and family. Nice looking cookies..

Anonymous said...


Lovely cookies.

Wishing you and family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Medeja- CranberryJam said...

They look so lovely decorated like that!

lyly said...

Gert, wish you and your family have a very Mery Christmas. Those cookies are lovely.

Anonymous said...

How many cookies did this recepie make?

Shereen said...

Those cookies are perfect in every way. Can't bring myself to bite into them.. Heheh

ICook4Fun said...

Ah Tze, thank you. You too have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mel, thank you. I still need a lot of practice though :)

Elin, thank you. I am not good either but have to do it slowly so i dont mess it up :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family too.

Puan Ros, Thank you.

Yen, thanks. Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

Medeja, thanks.

Lyly, thanks. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

Anon, it all depend on the size of your cookie cutters. I used big and small and it yield about 2 1/2 dozen.

Shereen, I am pretty please with the deco this time. Carlos dah makan the nice blue one already :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Beautiful and very festive look of cookies.

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Beautifully decorated! I'm awful at iced cookies - ! Yours are so perfect they look professional!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas!