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« on: February 15, 2010 06:03:17 PM »

I was really pleased with these as my icing technique is pretty random. The kids were also involved and made some for their teachers.
My cookies ...

The kids versions ...

The cookies are really crisp and spicy. The recipe was originally in metric but I have converted the metric measurement to ounces - I assume the rest are the same in both metric and imperial.
8 ounces (225 gm) soft butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp mixed spice

Cream softened butter. Add remaining ingredients, mix to combine. Either roll out and cut shapes or make a long roll and wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm and then cut thin slices. Bake at 180C for 8-10 minutes or until biscuits darken slightly. When cool transfer from tray and decorate with white icing patterns or just eat!
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010 08:07:36 PM »

what did you use to decorate these? The icing reminds me of fabric paints!! <3

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010 12:47:34 PM »

Hi, I made white icing with just a little butter and water and lots of icing sugar. I put that in a syringe style icing forcer and used that to outline the hearts on the kids ones and to make the patterns on the big ones. I did have trouble as it kept setting faster than I was using it! The colored icing on the kids ones is shop-bought 'Glitter Writing Gel' by Queen which is an Australian company. It was easy for the kids to use as it is in a tube ready to use - the gel icing does not set though so they cannot be stacked up.
I like the way the white icing is raised:-)

« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010 06:47:58 AM »

you know what, cute design... ..
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010 04:30:37 AM »

Omigosh your icing is so neat and they look so yummy- definitely going to give these a shot sometime soon Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010 12:40:54 PM »

Thanks Grin - I am always in a rush when making things so neat is rare for me - I may have to bookmark this comment to show my husband next I make something not as neat.

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010 02:20:23 PM »

Those look so good. And your kid's versions are adorable!


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