Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday baking bonanza! (part I)

The 2nd annual holiday bakefest with my friend and I:

Rich Roll Butter Cookies with Royal Icing (recipe to follow - so easy!)
Brown Rim Sugar Cookies
Rocky Road Bites
Pumpkin Cake loaves and trees
Chunky Chocolate Gob Cookies - recipe from Kathleen at Gonna Want Seconds
Rich Roll Butter Cookies with Royal Icing
8oz. butter, room temp
2/3C Sugar
1 egg
2 1/2C sifted AP flour
1/2t salt
1t vanilla

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour until smooth and just combined.
Chill dough for minimum 3 hours before rolling out.
Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. (You want to have a pretty decent thickness since the royal icing isn't all that tasty if it overwhelms the cookie.)
Bake at 350 for 7-12 min until lightly browned.

Royal Icing
-used Wilton Meringue Powder and its accompanying recipe
Icing and decorate cookies as desired. Let icing harden/dry completely before packaging or stacking.

With all of these goodies, some people got some overflowing gift baskets!

1 comment:

Reeni said...

What yummy nummy treats! So pretty!