Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Biscuits

Christmas food should be bright, fun and festive.  This is why I made these Christmas Biscuits with my new Wilton cutters and Americolor gel pastes.  I really recommend both products! I used the recipe for Nigella's butter cookie (click here) and my first ever batch of real Royal Icing, the recipe for which is below.

Ingredients
4 cups icing sugar, sifted
4 tbsp meringue powder, or Pavlova Magic
6-8 tbsp warm water

Method
Beat ingredients together until stiff peaks form. Add more water if you need it thinner.  Allow at least 1/2 hour for Royal Icing to dry before doing more layers/decorations.

14 comments:

  1. How festive!! I love Nigella's butter cookies. I can't keep my hands off them!

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  2. Oh, this is one of our traditions with everyone (all ages) involved in rolling out the dough and using the hundreds of collected cookie cutters to make trees, angels, bells, dog-bones... Yes, I said it is a collection, very eclectic. The next day we have an icing party with many different colors and all the decorations for the top. We separate the ones that children have made for only family consumption - hah! I am looking forward to that in a few weeks. Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Oh Genie that sounds so delightful. I'm assuming this tradition is done amongst your family? You're lucky!

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  4. What a great idea! The biscuits look lovely and a fab idea for the festive period (also a nice change from chocolate!)

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  5. Ils sont terriblement jolis tes biscuits. J'adore leurs couleurs. Bonne journée ma chère amie! Caroline B. Bisous

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  6. cookies are a big part of my christmas. They are very cute! I love the colours

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  7. Cute! I love how you decorated them.

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  8. They are sweet. Love the decorations on them ;0)

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  9. I think the kids would love it :)

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  10. How perfect for Christmas - they are lovely! I'm thinking of making sugar cookies for my next Church reception.

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  11. Bonjour Brittany ` lovely little Christmas treats!!

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  12. Fun! I love making these at this time of year. I usually invite a couple of my young cousins over to help. It's a great afternoon project, but I am usually finding sprinkles everywhere for months afterwards!

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  13. Making and decorating Christmas sugar cookies is a family tradition that I look forward to every year! Your cookies look so colorful and festive :)

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  14. Brittany...your enthusiasm shines through these cookies.
    They're too cute...as are you my sweet.

    You brought me back to the days I used to decorate cookies with my friends ;o) Haven't done it in a while...sigh. Got to change that ;)

    Happy baking...happy times,
    Claudia

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