What more can I say, that the title of this page didn’t say? Some love it, some hate it… This recipe is ideal for cookies that need to be decorated with royal icing. Included is a video tutorial, see below.
I remember as a little boy, every December holiday we would pack the caravan and for two weeks go camping in Port Elizabeth. With my dad being a farmer, we could not go away on far trips for holidays because he had to be in travelling distance from the farm to make sure that the crop, those days it was tomatoes, gets to picked, packed and to the market.
To make a long story short, the most fun we had in preparing for the holiday was to get the cookie tins filled up a freshly baked cookies. My mom pulled out all the stop’s for the holiday baking, it was coffee cookies, custard cookies, romany creams, ginger cookies, rusks and my dads favourite, the sugar cookie.
The aroma of these cookies brings back childhood memories. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
If you plan to decorate them with royal icing, bake them plain as in the recipe. Otherwise, you can paint them with egg was and sprinkle some sugar over just before they go into the oven.
This is my absolute favorite cookie to have with coffee… or without coffee. It is creamy and melt-int-the-mouth delicious. This recipe only calls for 3 basic ingredients: Butter (real butter), Icing Sugar, and Cake Flour. You can spice it up as you want to. Be creative with flavors and add some finely chopped lavender flowers…just a thought! Happy Baking!