Friday, November 5, 2010

frosted cookies

Here are some photos of some frosted cookies I made recently for my grandfathers birthday. He has always loved horses and horseback riding so I decided to go with that theme since I knew it would make some cute cookies. 

This first cookie is a horse (there were several of each cookie however I only took a picture of one of each.) All of the cookies are chocolate and iced with royal icing.  (cookie recipe at end of post)

Here's a little cowboy boot (excuse the photo i started packing them before i took a picture)

Then we have a horseshoe

I packaged each cookie individually, then packed them all in a cute basket i purchased at michael's. Wrapped it all in cellophane then topped it with a bow and a little wooden horse decoration. This was then packed in a box and shipped off to Florida. I found this to be the best method for shipping things of this nature. There was only one casualty, one of the horses was sadly decapitated on the journey. 

1/2 cup butter 
3/4 cup granulated sugar 
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla (rum or grand marnier could be used as a substitute)
1 1/2 cup flour 
5 tbsp cocoa powder 
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt 

Preheat oven to 325F
Cream the butter until smooth then add your sugar and continue to beat until light & fluffy. Then add in the egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Mix together your dry ingredients then add them in two additions, mixing until just combined. Wrap and chill dough for about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll. Roll Dough to about 1/4 inch in thickness. Chill 20 minutes then cut into desired shapes. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet & bake (325F) 8-10 minutes  rotating tray halfway through. Let cookies cool a bit on tray first then move them to a cooling rack to cool completely before icing. 


Anonymous said...

They weren't only really cute but delicious also. I was allowed just a few bites. M/M

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