These are very pretty! I envy your trip to Jane Asher's. My Mommy used to make wonderful Christmas cookies and she used a cookie press. She would color some of the dough green (for Christmas trees and wreath shapes) and some red for other shapes. Our job was to decorate. We had a lot of fun. The cookies did loose some shape but were delicious and pretty. Not as lovely and precise as yours.
Thank you ;)
I'm sure that your mommy's cookies tasted much more better than mine. And that they looked pretty as well.
thanx for your comment.
A lovely picture of lovely cookies.
I also have a copy of DH's Gourmandises, it is one of my favorite cookbooks author... Anyway I am sure your little snowflakes were more than edible.
Hi Fanny. My name is Rachel. I have never left a message on your blog so we have not been acquainted via blogesphere. So, hello and nice to meet you. I have a recipe for cut-out cookies but you will have to convert it to your standards. I just made these last week. I made snowmen and stars because I couldn't find a snowflake. Anyway... here is my recipe....
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of softened butter
4 Tablespoons of Milk
2 Teaspoons of vanilla
3.5 cups of Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
After ingredients above are creamed together, add flour mixture. Take dough and separate into 3 balls, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for 2 hours. Then flour working surface and roll dough out, cook at 350 degree F for 7 minutes. Let cool, then frost. These cookies turn out light and puffy and have a nice flavor. Tip: don't roll out dough too thin or you will get crispier cookies. Hope you like this recipe.
i think DH's gourmandises is a great cookbook : the pictures looks nice but actually the few recipes i've tried from it were a bit disappointing. If you've tried a nice recipe from this book let me know, i'll be happy to make it and see if it's just me.
Anyway, my mum found these biscuits delicious with royal icing and my little sister had a great time cuting out the shapes.
Hi Rachel, welcome to blogger (i saw you've just started a blog) and thank you for the recipe. Can't wait to try it.