Look back at it

Hey Sugar Pots. Welcome to another post here on Badi Baked It.

 

Happy New Year to you and yours, here’s to looking forward to 52 posts starting with this here one. Apologies for being M.I.A. last week, but things were crazy and the weary need rest.

 

When we last, uhm, “met” we were baking cakes. I’d really love to hear from you on how they went if you decided to bake one. Anywho, those two cakes are generally the easiest to make and often most requested. We will show out on these things at a later stage but these two truly are classics.

 

This week I decided to show you what I had done for Christmas with the family. Unfortunately, due to the craziness of Christmas I couldn’t take in process photos, but it is simple enough to catch on.

 

Usually on Christmas I make some pretty stellar Ginger cookies, which we will cover soon, but I decided I wanted to jazz things up a bit in one of the simplest ways possible. What did I make boo? FUN SUGAR COOKIES!!! Whoop Whoop. Remember when I told you during the cookie run that they could be jazzed up, if only you believed? Well yea, I BELIEVED.

 

Just look how pretty…

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What do we need darlin’?

Recipe one

Sugar cookie dough

1 cup Icing Sugar

1 tablespoon milk

A few drops food colouring Red and Green

Recipe two

Sugar cookie dough

1 cup Icing Sugar

1 tablespoon milk

Hard candy

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How we do it my sweet?

Prepare sugar cookie dough

Split the dough into three equal parts, take on part and dye with red food colouring and one with green, leave the last one as is and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Remove from fridge and on a clean floured surface, rill the dough into logs, approximately 45 cm in length,

Place logs alongside each other and create a circle with the dough, it will look like three swirls of colour. Roll out the dough, cut into desired shapes and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes.

Allow to cool.

Recipe two

Prepare sugar cookie dough and allow to chill for two hours or overnight

Roll out onto clean floured surface and cut into desired shapes.

Cut a circle into cut and remove a circle from the cut outs and replace with a hard candy.

Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes

 

Optional

Prepare frosting by adding a few drops of food colouring into the icing sugar and mix well. Once fully combined, gradually add milk until the mixture is thick enough to pipe and hold over the cookie.

Decorate as you please using sweets like Jelly Tots and Smarties.

 

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How did it pan out sugar?

Ok so I am hella lame when it comes t the visual game in bakes, so guys, I am trying. The best thing about this is that they are easy to make and require no skill to make pretty AND as I had done, they become a fun activity for the kids during Christmas time. Just round up all the kiddies, and a couple of us oldies, and set out the prepared icing and sweets on a table and let them go to town. BOOM, no artistic skills of your own required.

To avoid any funny tastes, I used a gel food colouring and I must say, it really does make a difference in flavour.

But yea guys, this was super simple and straight forward and can be a nice start to your new year.

Anyway, next week we start on tarts, that’s gonna be super fun.

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