Tuesday, March 27, 2012

. . . Cookie Time Tuesday - - Pastel Tea Cookies . . .

I don't normally like to make a cut out cookie with royal icing but these turned out brilliantly and the icing was actually very good.  I got the recipe from a Taste Of Home Easter Cookbook that was at the grocery store checkout.  I was a bit skeptical of the recipe but they are beyond delicious!  I think the meringue powder was what the icing so nice to work with and left a beautiful "shine" on the cookie.  These would make the perfect gift for someone because you can stack them without them getting icing smeared all over everything.  I really have to say this is a keeper!  I love that you can do these for any occasion and make them festive depending on the coloring you add to the icing.  
Pastel Tea Cookies
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Print Recipe HERE
• Gather ingredients
• Mix butter and sugar until fluffy
• Add egg and vanilla and combine
• Mix in the flour and salt.  Chill dough for 1 to 2 hours

  c• Roll chilled dough out to 1/8 inch thickness and cut out cookies with desired shapes.  
• Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes

**If you don't have a pastry cloth and sock for your rolling pin it is a great purchase to make!  I promise you will love it and be impressed

• To make the royal icing you will need to have powdered sugar and meringue powder and a few teaspoons of water.   
**My meringue powder was by Wilton & I purchased it from Michael's
• Divide your icing up and color each bowl to the color of your choice

Ice the cookies and let the icing set until hardened.  Package as you would like for gifts or for platter them for serving.

Pretty
 
 
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10 comments:

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

You betcha I am back for some COOKIE TIME!! :) I love all the bright colors in your post- makes me smile. And those cookies are looking pretty dang yummy too! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Beautiful cookies!

Sue said...

SO pretty!

Sue Alexander said...

very cute!

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Okay, those are so darn cute, I don't know what to do with myself. I may be replicating those in roughly... 8 hours. Thanks so much! :)

Sarah said...

I love your blog!! These cookies are just too cute!

I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week! It closes Sunday at midnight.

http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

Looking forward to more posts,
Sarah@
www.dottedlinecrafts.com

Pams Party said...

These turned out so pretty! I would love if you would share them on my first linky party, Dare to Share. I have never made my own Royal Icing, but I think I need to know that I see how.

Pam
http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/03/dare-to-share-linky-party.html

shopannies said...

how super cute love the colors used what a treat these would be come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Betsy Pool said...

These look really good! I'm so glad you shared them at Romance on a Dime. I'm pinning this!

Six Sisters said...

These look great! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come and join us again next week! -The Sisters

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