Livin' in the Kitchen

Food flowers and Sugar Cookie Flowers

In Cookies on June 12, 2011 at 3:31 am

I figure everyone needs a few more flowers in their lives…

Particularly edible flowers…

When I say everyone, I mean everyone. Which is why, when my 9 year old brother’s best friend slept over and we baked something (like we always do when he’s over) we made roses out of frosting! Put the color in the hands of 9 year old boys and the product turns out to be blue roses.

Sugar Cookies
Recipe slightly adapted from i am baker
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups Sugar
3 whole Eggs
4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoons Almond Extract
4 cups all-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
Preheat oven to 350F
Whip the butter and sugar together. Slowly add the eggs, then the extracts. Sift and mix the dry ingredients together.
Roll out between parchment paper and allow to harden in the fridge for an hour or more.
Cut out the cookies in their desired shapes, bake for 6-8 minutes, no longer!

Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon milk
Ice onto cookies and allow to harden.

Frosting
Slightly adapted from i am baker
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup butter
5 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoons neon blue coloring (or any food coloring desired)
Whip the butter and confectioners sugar then slowly add milk and vanilla.
Add food coloring and pipe away!

These were a hit for the sleepover and so simple! 9 year old boys have short attention spans, so it was nice that they could walk away for an hour to play videogames, which let me clean up too. Then they came back to finish the cookies.

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