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Cut-out cookies January 28, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, butter, cookies, food, home made.
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Today was definitely a cookie making day.  J was home sick, it was dark and stormy outside, and I was busy working away on some upcoming projects.

I bought some great new cookie cutters when I was on holiday in San Francisco in May last year.  Until today I still hadn’t used them, so this afternoon I pulled them out and happily stamped away at the dough.

The copper Chicken and Rabbit are part of a set of Easter cutters that were on a great special.  The copper is just lovely, quite strong and solid.  The Bear, Hummingbird and Squirrel were all bought from the same store, as momentos from my holiday.

I used Nigella Lawson’s recipe for Butter Cut Out Cookies, from her cookbook How to be a Domestic Goddess.  I added a touch of mixed spice to the recipe for added flavour.  I’m not much of an icing fan, so they’re going to remain unadorned.  I think they’re perfect just the way they are.

I popped tiny pieces of foil over the Hummingbird beaks to stop them from browning too quickly – it worked a treat!

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