zondag 21 oktober 2007

Sugar cookies

I was suddenly in the mood for plain, sugar cookies and Maida Heatter has just the ticket. The title only made it sound as if I didn't have to look any further: plain, old fashioned sugar cookies. I used vanilla infused sugar, my best vanilla, and looked for some nice cookie cutters that fit the season. And there you have it: delicious cookies in leave and acorn shapes. When they were baked it did think that they looked a bit too 'plain' so I jazzed them up with some nuts and a little chocolate:

Aren't they just beautiful? If you want to give them a try, I just have to warn you that they are not all that suitable for cookie cutters with intricate designs, as the cookies will puff up and lose some of their shape. If you need crisp, clean lines, this is not a suitable recipe. For these acorns it worked perfectly though:

2 opmerkingen:

Olena/ eisje zei

Heleen,

ik heb vandaag shortbread gemaakt en het is erg lekker en makkelijk! Ik heb wel het recept verdubbeld en had geen geschaafte amandelen, alleen grofgemalen, toch was het zeker de moeite waard. Kersenjam wil ook heel goed in dit recept.

Bedankt voor de inspiratie!

Groetjes, Olena

Heleen zei

Hoi Olena! Ik ben blij dat je het lekker vond! Ik vond dit zelf echt een succes, het waren dit jaar mijn favoriete koekjes, samen met de chocolade koekjes uit de Fine Cooking van december.
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