Hi you guys! Yes, I am back. It’s been a while since I blogged and what better way to get right back in than with some delicious sugar cookies dressed up in Henna motifs. These henna cookies are in fact my first try with doing anything remotely artistic. I have never been a very artsy person. So doing these cookies was a huge deal for me because I needed to see for myself if :- 1) I would have the patience to sit through a few steps of decorating and 2) if I could finally dabble in the art of henna designs. Well I succeeded with the first. The second ? Well let’s just say I need more practice.
I do however have a wonderful rolled sugar cookie recipe for you and a couple of techniques that you can use to decorate your cookies. And I am sure you guys will be better at making the designs and have more success than I did.
Let’s talk a little about the rolled sugar cookies. You need a cookie dough that’s strong enough to withstand multiple rollings and at the same time produces a cookie that is tender. So work with everything chilled especially the butter. It not only enahnces the tenderness in the baked product but also does wonders for the dough for it’s durability. Also using cake or pastry flour will result in tender cookies. But if you don’t have cake or pastry flour, just add about 5 grams of corn starch to the flour.
So here we are with the creative cookie exchange since the holidays are coming–and everyone loves decorated cookies during the holidays, so we’ve got you covered! Time to get your baking on
You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out ourPinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life ). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Hawaiian Reindeer Cookies from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Black and White Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Henna Cookies from Spiceroots
- White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies from 2 Cookin Mamas
- Silver Bell Sugar Cookies from Food Lust People Love
- Emoji Cookies from Flours and frostings
- Stars and Stripes Cookies from A Baker’s House
- Stamped Lime Meltaways from The Spiced Life
- Chemistry Cookies from Upstate Ramblings