Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sugar is Sweet

Since Emmah's party I have really wanted to give the whole sugar cookie and royal icing thing another go. In my searches for ideas for Jake's party I came across these really cute lego man cookies (We're doing a lego theme!!)

(photo cortesy of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle)
How cute are these?? And the best part is...she shows you how to make your own and shares her recipes!!
My first goal was to master the cookies themselves. And although I didn't want to make the lego heads first I decided to make something that went with the holiday STARS!!
I followed her recipe and started with the confectioners sugar and butter.
I then mixed the flour, salt, and baking soda in a seperate bowl and slowly added it to the other mixture.
Rolled them out...and cut out my stars.
Here are the finished and tasty product!! They have an almond flavoring to them, which is soft and I just LOVE it!!
Next time you see these cookies...they will hopefully be iced ROYALLY!

I followed the recipe from Sweet SugarBelle.

  • 1 c. {two sticks} of REAL unsalted BUTTER, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tsp flavoring {pick what you like, I prefer almond}
  • 2 1/2-2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

1. Cream together softened butter and confectioner’s sugar. Crack the egg into a separate bowl, and add the flavoring. I use emulsions, but extract also works well. Add that to the butter sugar mixture and mix until the egg is thoroughly incorporated. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add little by little to the mixture. I can tell the dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle. When I touch it, it has a little give, but does not stick to my fingers. 
2. Roll out on parchment to about 1/4 an inch thick, use flour for dusting as necessary. Then, cut and bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes. This version makes 2-2 1/2 dozen, doubled, it makes 4-5 dozen.
If you stop by her blog she includes lots of helpful tips and tricks!


amaclin said...

We are doing a Lego theme for my son's party. I'm not brave enought to try the cookies myself. I ordered some :)

Kate B. said...

I've totally done that on a couple of occasions!