Cute ones I just have no control over myself and I have a super-big-bag of them. A-hem. I've really had to stop myself from going crazy over at mini gourmets but when I saw the little teapot... well.. it spoke to me 'buy me, buy me, I'm only $1.99'.
And at $1.99 how could I refuse that cute little teapot I ask you? How?
Usually I use this recipe but I wanted something new. We went to a birthday party yesterday and am off to another today so I thought I'd make the little birthday girls some personalised cookies.. and of course try out my new teapot cookie cutter that arrived on Friday!
So cute no? It's iced with white chocolate and decorated with cachous but they look cute not decorated too!
Here's the recipe!
185gr butter, at room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp wilton gel colouring (or colouring of your choice)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups plain flour
Cream your butter and sugar together - mix with your mixer for at least 2 minutes - until it becomes light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and food colouring and mix well.
Add egg, and then gradually 1/2 a cup at a time add the sifted plain flour until it is all combined. It should pull away from bowl and become dough-like.
Place in a ziplock bag, and into the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.
When you remove, preheat the oven to 170 degrees c.
Let your dough thaw for about 5 minutes, and roll out on a liberally floured surface, cut out as you please!
Place on greased tins and bake for 9-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them, because you don't want them to brown around the edges (as a few of my first ones did!) it ruins the colour.
Make a whole rainbow of cookies, make them to match your party, make them for pink ribbon day! They are easy and look fabulous on a plate, irresistible!
Feel like making some today? Tell me about your favourite cookie cutter if you have one..!
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