Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Recipe : butter cookies and Royal Icing

some were done by my girls

meringue powder used to replace egg white

part of the decorated cookies.

As usual, after attending any classes, I will try to bake immediately while the drive is still after my class on saturday, I immediately went to buy the stuffs for my cookies....this time around I know I cannot avoid having my kids involved in the process...they are into baking these days...their favorite TV show now, Nigella..can you imagine that?

You can imagine how chaotic the kitchen with them, rolling the dough and insisted to decorate....*tiring* but we had so much fun and made me promise to bake again this weekend..*sigh*

so, in case anyone interested to try, please have a look at the recipe below, that was given by the instructor from sugarflours.

Butter Cookies


  • 400 gm butter
  • 250 gm sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 800 gram redrose flour (they said you can use normal flour as well)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder (u can use essense)


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and castor sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg, (dont overmix, according to the intructor, it will make the dough becomes hard later)
  3. Combine the flour and vanilla powder; stir into the sugar mixture.
  4. Cover dough for 10 minutes, until the dough sets.
  5. Preheat oven to (180 degrees C).
  6. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly golden at the edges. Remove from cookie sheets to cool before decorate.
Royal icing
  1. 1kg icing sugar
  2. 25 gram meringue powder (you can also used 2 white eggs, but if you use meringue powder you can keep the cream longer)
  3. 2 tablespoon vanilla powder
  4. 6 tablespoon of lukewarm water (you can add more to make the cream
Mixed everything and mixing using the highest speed and beat the mixture until stiff peaks are formed.

For decoration, it's a bit tedious, you have to split the mixture into a few bowl, depending on how many colors you need.
  1. the harder one for the outline (it's important, or else it will overflow and messy when you decorate)
  2. make the rest of the mixer slightly watery by adding luke warm water bit by bit depending on how watery you need it.
You need to adjust the mixture by adding water, (bit by bit, nanti kalau terlebih susah pulak:))

the pic shows : the outline has to be harder then the rest, as the mixure tends to overflow without proper outlining.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Decorated cookies...anyone???

These 4 pieces of cookies decorated by me:) from royal icing and fondant. The shop sells the cookies this size, RM5/piece

Last saturday, I attended a class, cookie decor. I've meaning to learn about this stuff for a couple of years already. I love the decorated cookies...and fortunately, I found this class from Milkdeal and immediately sign up for it.

This class however, focusing on decorating cookies with royal icing and fondant not on how to prepare the cookies and royal icing etc, but the instructor did share the recipe, (I will posted the recipe in my next entry.

The shop called The Sugarflours, I love their deco, very sweet...enjoy the pics I took last saturday.

some sample at the shop. They take orders as well.

I bought the cookie cutters from this shop, not many choices available else where, so if you are looking for cookie cutter, you can check out this store;

No.19, Jalan Medan PB1A.
Seksyen 9, Bandar Baru Bangi
Phone : 03-8925 9941/ 03-89265698

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Forgetful me!

It's well established among the people who knows me that i'm such a forgetful person...I hate being forgetful, in fact among my closest colleagues they have a rank who's the most clumsy and forgetful...and no contest..I'm at the highest rank ...

like yesterday..I left my laptop at home so my husband had to come send me the laptop, he had to make a detour from his client's's so common that he stop complaining looooong ago..:)

since I only got my laptop almost lunch break..I didnt go back to workstation, instead carrying around the laptop bag with me and put my purse inside the laptop bag. Comes evening, I left for gym. As usual, days I go to the gym, I will leave the laptop in the office....

later I realized I didnt have my purse with me when I was looking for my gym card....since no purse, meaning I also didn't have :
I was lucky I went with a friend, she had to pay for everything last night:(( and so happened my staff ID hanged on my I used my staff ID for a the locker card.

Talking about gym, it's very common if I left things behind, like the other day...I was so eager to go the gym....went there...changed and later realized I left my shoes at no choice changed back and headed home sadly:(

Just a couple of days ago...the same thing happened it's just this time around I was lucky, the shoes was in the car..quite a long walk to the carpark..but at least it's reachable...*sigh*

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