My little pastry chef icing the cookies
Those are beautiful cookies
Enjoying one of his creations
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup (1stick) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 TBsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl; set aside. In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar; mix until light and fluffy. With mixer running, add egg, milk, and vanilla; mix until well combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add reserved flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
Transfer dough to work surface. Shape into 2 discs, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes, and transfer to prepared sheets, leaving an inch between. Leftover dough can be rolled and cut once more. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Do not allow to brown.
Transfer to wire racks to cool. Decorate with royal icing.
1 lb confectioner's sugar
5 TBsp meringue powder
scant 1/2 cup water
Beat ingredients in a mixing bowl on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes.
If icing is too thick, add more water; if icing is too then beat 2-3 minutes more.
Liam picked out a special cookie for his teacher,
Ms. Angie and his favorite teacher helper, Mr. Mark
Liam at his school's Thanksgiving Feast
Enjoying one of his friend's cookies
Liam showing us his Thankful picture...can you guess which one is his?
He didn't want to put his hands or feet in the paint, so he started to draw a
turkey and came up with this....However, he did write
what he was thankful for on the back.
Proud of my Big Boy
We had a great time at Liam's Feast and meeting his friends.