I was asked recently from my talented cousin who owns Istilia Roche paper flower designs to make some cookies for her workshop. She wanted to give them out as a thank you to all her participants. Definitely a great idea and one that I have used in the past many of times. Once u wrap them up in a cellophane bag and add a coloured ribbon with a thank you label or logo u can’t go wrong. Here is my step by step directions to create these cookies and a good base to create many other designs using the same recipes.
- 3 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of unsalted butter
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
Mix the sugar and butter
Add the egg and vanilla
In a separate bowl mix flour and baking powder then add it slowly to the mixture.
Mix well, if the dough begins to feel too stiff in the mixer take it out and finish by hand.
Roll out dough to desired thickness, this will also determine the amount of cookies and time it will take to bake.
Lay cookies over parchment paper on a pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to even 20 minutes. The longer u bake them the crispier the cookie will become.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tsp 3% milk
Use food colouring to get desired colours. Keep in mind the more food colouring the more runnier the icing gets so just add more powdered sugar. When applying icing u should always start with the outline and then proceed to fill in. Many tools are available such as the squeeze bottle shown above. Or the classic zip lock bag always works too, that’s what I used to get my fine black lines.