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Emma's E's cookie and icing recipie

post #1 of 25
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For those that asked, here is the cookie and icing recipie I used for the Emma's E graduation cookies posted to my gallery.

After trying several cookie icing recipies, this is my version. I will be posting the cookie recipe that I use as well.

8 Cups of Powdered Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Cream of Tarter (adds to the creaminess of the icing)
1/4 cup of hot water
1/4 cup of milk or heavy cream
1/2 cup of corn syrup
Bright White Food color from Americolor
Flavoring

Pour the Powdered Sugar and Cream of Tarter into a large bowl (I make this in a 4quart Kitchen Aid bowl).

Add hot water, milk and corn syrup.

Mix on low until well blended - if the mixture is too thick add either hot water or corn syurp to thin.

Add coloring and flavoring. I always add the white food coloring even if I"m going to tint a differnt color. I found that if I didn't add the white, then my colors took a more translucent look.

After adding coloring and flavoring == Mix for about 2 minutes on high.

Again, to thicken add powder sugar -- to thin, add water.

I decorate my cookies with the plastic squeeze bottles. When I"m ready to decorate, I put icing in a microwave bowl and heat for 15 to 20 seconds so that I can pour into the bottles.

Meliissa Cookie REcipie

With a few adjustments to a couple standard recipes, this is what I use for my iced cookie favors.

All Ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2 Large Eggs
2 Cups of Granulated Sugar
1 Cup (4 sticks) of sweet cream salted butter -- I prefer Land-o-Lakes
1 tablespoon of Vanilla or other flavoring
5 ¾ to 6 cups of plain flour (do not use self rising flour)

In a large bowl beat eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla until creamy. Add flour, 1 cup at a time until the dough is just blended.

Roll out dough to 3/8 of inch thick place cut out cookies on ungreased cookie sheet . Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until center is just set.

This is one of the most basic cut out cookie recipes that Ive found. It does not need to be chilled. Only uses 4 ingredients, plus the flavoring. The cookies are dense due to not using any leavening (baking powder or self-rising flour).

These cookies will not spread, they hold their shape beautifully, another reason I used this recipe.

The above recipe is perfect for the 5 or 6 quart stand mixers. For smaller batches, the recipe may be ½ with no problem.
post #2 of 25
Thanks so much for sharing! Your cookies are absolutely adorable!!
post #3 of 25
I will definitely try this cookie recipe this weekend. It sounds exactly like what I need (600 of them!).

Your cookies are just beautiful.

Thanks so much.
post #4 of 25
Your cookies and cakes are spectacular!

I'm going to give your icing a try someday.

I think however that you have a typo in your cookie recipe.


It should be 1lb. of butter(4sticks)
post #5 of 25
yum
post #6 of 25
Thank you so much! The "E"'s are adorable.

I just received and order for "H"'s for a family reuinion. I can not wait to try this tonight!
post #7 of 25
OHHH thank you very much!
post #8 of 25
MelissaRHK, thanks for sharing your recipe!
post #9 of 25
Melissa, you're a peach - thanks for sharing! The cookies are FABULOUS!!
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post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
Yes, it is 1 POUND = 4 sticks -- Sorry about that ---

on the icing -- I really find that microwaving really helps with the consistancy and the drying -- these dry incredibly fast -- most of the time in a couple of hours they can be ready to be stacked (depending on how thick some of the accents are -- Don't get the icing too hot or it will be extremely thin -- I store my icing in "lock-n-lock" bowls in the storage fridge and when ready , take some out, warm it up - pour and decorate --

I also discovered that putting the cheesecake Loaine flavoring, just at tad -- gives it the most wonderful favor ever!
post #11 of 25
Thank you for sharing!
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"Be the change you want to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

miniature cake tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/user/MyNewSneakers?feature=mhsn
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post #12 of 25
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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post #13 of 25
Thanks for sharing these are adorable! Wish I had seen this a few weeks ago, my daughter would have loved these for kindergarten graduation. QUESTION are these cookies soft or crunchy??? Thanks in advance!
post #14 of 25
Thanks for sharing! icon_smile.gif

How many cookies does it make?
post #15 of 25
I remember seeing those in the "most saved" photos, thanks for sharing your recipe, very nice of you!
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