Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sugar butter flower cookies ...


Kim from Serendipity Cafe posted a picture on facebook yesterday for the way to make these cute sugar cookies - I just had to give it a go! There wasn't a recipe so I just used my Cherry Shortbreads recipe which you can find here.
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I made the dough but added extra plain flour to make it stiffer so the balls would roll nicely.
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Fate would have it that I had a shaker of coloured sugars in my pantry (purchased long ago) so that's why I wanted to make the cookies so bad. Roll them into nice balls then swoosh around in the sugar until coated.
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(pic from Homestead Survivial)
This picture is from Homestead Survival's facebook page (but I couldn't find it on their blog) and this is the next step. Take a pair of clean scissors and snip the ball in half (but not through to the bottom) then snip each half into three, carefully laying out the petals ...
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... like this.
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Don't they look cute?
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Ten minutes later and you have sugar butter flower cookies!
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My tip - I started by rolling a ball, dipping in sugar, cutting then setting the petals out.... It's quicker to roll 6 balls then go through the production line.
They are a beautifully crunchy biscuit, just right to have with a cup of tea.
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Ah, that's better...
Cheers - Joolz

6 comments:

  1. They look awesome,,,,might have to try making those with the kids in the holidays!

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  2. That is such a clever idea, much easier than using a biscuit press. I'm not doing as much baking nowadays but I shall file this idea away to try out some day.

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  3. I saw that too and thought it was a great idea!

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  4. Wow, how fantastic do they look. Great job Joolz...you always find great recipes! I will definitely be giving them a go.

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  5. Your flower shortbread look so delicious, perfect to go alongside a steaming cup of tea. :)

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