Wishing you health
So you may enjoy
Each day in comfort
Friends and family
And peace within your heart
Choose priorities for
Those things that really
Matter in life
Wishing you generosity so
You may share all
Good things that come to you
And joy and blessings
For the New Year
Everything that you
So well deserve
To start the New Year, here is a Recipe for Sugar Cookies :
Sugar Cookies Ingredients
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 1 egg
- 2-3 tsp vanilla essence (or use your favourite flavouring)
- 2 1/2-2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
Cream together softened butter and confectioner’s sugar. Crack the egg into a separate bowl, and add the flavoring. Add that to the butter sugar mixture and mix until the egg is thoroughly incorporated. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add little by little to the mixture. You can tell the dough is ready when it gets a dent/dimple when touched but does not stick to your fingers.
Keep ready two square sheets of wax paper. Have your rolling pin fixed with ¼ inch thick dowel rings and roll – this ensures equal thickness of all the cookies. If you don’t have – doesn’t matter, just ensure that the thickness is about ¼ inch. Rolling between two sheets helps the dough not to stick on the counter-top or your rolling pin. It is also easy to transfer to the baking sheet without getting the cookies disfigured.
Cool and decorate with royal icing as desired.
2 lbs confectioner’s sugar
1/3 cup plus one tablespoon meringue powder
about 3/4cup water
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (Use the powdered version as the liquid one is brown in colour and you wont get a very white royal icing)
Next add warm water.
Beat till nice and fluffy and it forms peaks.
Colour the royal icing as desired. Outline the cookies and use thinner version of royal icing to flood the cookies.
Decorate as you desire – as its New Year my cookies were made with the new year theme.