Saturday, December 10, 2011
St. Nicholas Day Cookies
Late, as usual! Sorry about that!
So, without further ado...
1/2 c softened butter - cream by hand with a wooden spoon in a bowl.
cream in: 1/2 brown sugar, then
1/2 jumbo egg, pre-beated (medium egg is okay)
2 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
2 dashes cloves
2-3 dashes cayenne pepper (we like it spicey!)
375 d F x 1-12m.
The royal icing I use is 1 egg white, 1/2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 1/2 c icing sugar, and just a dash of water. Beat the shit out of it. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer. You can also use an electric hand mixer. I don't recommend using manual power to make royal icing.
Happy St. Nicholas Day!