Sunday, 10 July 2011

Mother and Daughter Day

Oohh what a gr8 day it was with my mother!!

Although we spend every weekend at each others side I have enjoyed 2day sooooo much.Today was a baking day and we decided to bake sugar cookies..........Yummmmy

Once again Yummy. The sugar cookie recipe I use is very simple.....

( Makes 2 dozen )

  • 2 Cups all-pupose flour 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg ,lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk / brandy
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • Royal icing (optional)

  1. Whisk together flour,salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attatchment, Cream Butter and sugar; mix until light and fluffy. With mixer running add egg, brandy and vanilla; mix until well combined. With the mixer on low slowly add reserved flour mixture.Mix untill JUST combined.
  2. Preheat oven to 180  degrees celcius.Line baking sheets with non stick baking mats or just spray with a non stick spray....set aside
  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness.Cut into desired shapes, and place cut out shape in the baking trays leaving a  inch between each cookie (make sure you keep rolling your dough out and cutting out shapes)
  4. Place in the oven for 1 minutes or until lightly golden on top; Do not allow to brown.Transfer to wire racks to cool
  5. Decorate with Royal icing (optional)

                                                          Royal Icing
( Makes 2 1/3 cups)

  • 1 Box confectioners sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Meringue powder or 2 large egg WHITES (I prefer egg whites)


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine sugar and egg whites/ meringue powder.Mix on a low speed, add a scant 1/2 cups of water.For a thinner consistency (usually used for flooding) add more water.
  2. Mix icing until it leaves a ribbon like trail for at least 5 seconds
  3. You can coloure your icing different coloures if needed.

I just want to say THANK YOU mom for a lovely day. LUV U      XOXOXOXOXO


  1. I just love your site pls keep on posting

  2. Thank you my darling Mom enjoyed our day just as much! love you

  3. Thank you mom for ur commest luv ya