Tuesday, December 30

Sugar Cookies For Lizzy!

I bought a few new cookie cutters at A.C. Moore the other day and figured I might as well try them out :D I only used 3 of them today, so there are 2 mystery shapes to look forward to in the future, hehe.
Anyway, I decided to make some girly flower cookies for this 9 year old I used to babysit, Lizzie, since we were supposed to visit her and her grandparents today. (we didn't get to, but we will tomorrow)Photobucket

After discovering that we weren't going to visit today, I decided to make more cookies. Ducks and Hearts! Because, you know, that's logical :P


I'd also bought some awesome gold pearl dust and figured that it'd look good on the cookies! (which it totally did)


On to the recipe!

Sugar Cookies:
1 1/2 Cups of Butter
2 Cups of Sugar
4 Eggs
5 Cups of Flour (you'll probably need to add more. This is a sticky recipe!)
1 tsp. of Vanilla
1 tsp. of Salt
2 tsps. of Baking Power

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cream together the Butter and Sugar, until fluffy and much lighter in color. Add in the Eggs, one at a time, and the Vanilla.
After combining the Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt, slowly add it to the Butter mixture.

Please. Seriously. Unless you're planning to make drop cookies out of these, this dough needs to be chilled.

After chilling, roll out to 1/2 - 1/4 of and inch thick. Cut out your favorite shapes!
Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the edges start to brown a little.

Decorate with Royal Icing. :)

Any kinds of things you guys would like to see next?



  1. I'm so doing this! I just have to buy some of the ingredients tomorrow.

  2. Yay! Post the results on your blog. I wanna see how well my directions work, haha.

  3. I dig your texturey food photos.

  4. those cookies look divine!
    thanks for stopping by my blog. I think I linked to where you can buy the lattice cutter at amazon in the post. I've also seen them locally at Ace Hardware.

  5. These are cute. The hearts are too pretty to eat, though.

    Iced sugar cookies are my favorite. You should keep making those :)

  6. the heart with the elaborate piping is so pretty! any tips on piping?

  7. Hmmm. Tips. Umm, well if it's a design like that, do some practice ones on a bit of paper or something. Try to apply constant pressure, and use both hands (one to guide the bag, the other to squeeze). Make sure your icing's not too thick, or it'll be hell to pipe. It's best to have multiple piping tips of the same kind (at least of the simpler ones that you use a lot), because it sucks to have to keep switching nad cleaning them, even with couplers. If you have any other questions, just shoot me an email at kiara@flouronhernose.com :)

    Maybe one day I should do an extensive decorating tutorial.