SweetSugarBelle's Iced CookiesThursday, September 15, 2011
I've been toying with the idea of creating my own iced sugar cookies. They're a bit like zoo biscuits, like we get back home in South Africa, but you can make them in any size or shape you like. The idea is that you bake a simple sugar cookie biscuit base and then top that with royal icing in your preferred colours and patterns.
Now it just so happens all of this 'if only I had an occasion' wishing happened at exactly the same time that our dear friends Nicole and Gareth happened to have a baby shower. For real. Who was I to challenge the voice of fate? So, after much searching on the great internets, I found a really great site filled with loads of inspirational cookie pictures and, best of all, a recipe: SweetSugarBelle.
This is my absolute favourite cookie of hers:
Aren't they a hoot? Yes, I know, bad pun. But the cookies are lovely. How do you bring yourself to eat something so pretty?
So - after much searching I discovered that we folk here in the UK don't have the same ingredients and whatnots as those over the pond in the USA. There was a little improvisation required. Meringue powder? No. Royal Icing Sugar Powder? Yes!