Friday, September 6, 2013

Cookie Lollipops for Teachers' Day


Love the colourful sprinkles!



For many years, Teachers' Day falls yearly on 1 September and the occasion is usually celebrated in schools a day ahead.  In the recent years however, Teachers' Day has been changed to the first Friday of September (which fits in nicely with the one week September school holiday).  To show our appreciation, I baked some cookies lollies for my little girl's teachers. 



Cookie lollies for the teachers


My initial plan is simple:  bake some cookies, stick on the edible image, wrap and done.  That will not take me more than half a day to do it.... I thought ^_^  My little girl suggested to use some hundreds and thousands sprinkles to decorate the cookies.  Little children loves these colourful sprinkles.  Why not .... so I piped a white icing border and sprinkle them over the wet icing to set.



The back of the cookies were decorated with a simple laced pattern



After completing the icing border, I still have a bagful of icing... such a waste to throw it away.  And so, I started to decorate the back of the cookies with simple white stripes.  It gives a lovely lacy feel to the cookies.  From the side view, it looks as if the cookie is sandwiched between two layers of icing.  Nice!



This bouquet of cookies is for the preschool teachers.


I had some soft wrapping paper at home, so I arranged a few lollies together to form a cookie bouquet.  I hope her teachers will like the cookie lollipops and bouquet that I made for them.


Cookie dough:

70g salted butter, soften at room temperature
50g icing sugar
1/2 beaten egg
130g plain flour + 1/4 tsp baking powder (sifted)
10g milk powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp orange zests or lemon zests

Method:

1) Cream butter and icing sugar till light and creamy.  Add in beaten egg, vanilla extract and zests, beat well.  Mix in the plain flour, baking powder, milk powder to form a dough.

2) Wrap dough with clingwrap and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

3) Roll the dough between two pieces of baking paper and cut cookies to desired shapes.  As this dough is rather sticky, do dust your work surface, rolling pin and cookie cutter with some flour.  If the dough gets too soft to handle, just pop them back to the freezer for a few minutes to harden.

4) Bake the cookies in a preheated oven of 180C for about 20 minutes.  Cool completely before decoration.






Happy Teachers' Day to all our wonderful Teachers!


6 comments:

  1. very adorable

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  2. They are so cute and creative! May I know where can I get these edible images from? Tks!

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    1. Thank you, Jeannie. I bought these edible images from here: https://www.facebook.com/ReeneysBakingSupplies.

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  3. Could you pls share your icing recipe? Will it "melt" the picture? Does it take very long to dry? TIA!

    Chloe

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    1. I follow the instruction on the Wilton Meringue powder can. Just keep whisking in icing sugar till the mixture become thick and stiff. Then, add a tsp of lemon juice or more to dilute to desired consistency. The icing will not melt the picture. You can place in an aircon room to speed up drying. Takes about 2 hours in an aircon room to dry.

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