‘Frozen’ Snowflake Cookie Recipe – Yum!

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For our recent Frozen Birthday Party I wanted cookies to fit the theme so snowflakes were perfect! A cutter from our local kitchen store was $4.99 and will be well used at Christmas each year also.

It is not easy finding a great cookie recipe to use shape cutters with, some are too crumbly, dry, and a pain to work with but this one works really well, it is a really tasty biscuit on its own at any thickness so could be used as a basic cookie or rolled out and used with any shape cookie cutter, it is lovely and buttery and crisp – like a nice shortbread.

You can have the cookie on its own, or with sugar sprinkled on top, with pretty icing, dipped in chocolate or sandwiched with jam or icing! 😀

The recipe is simple but you will need to make it in advance as it needs to be refrigerated for a few hours before it is hard enough to work with. Do not be alarmed when its first made as it is super soft and hard to imagine it will come together to use with a cookie cutter or hold its shape!

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Ingredients

225g Unsalted Butter (I used normal and it was fine)
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
2 Cups Flour

Method

Combine the butter and sugar together in food mixer until it is pale and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally and then mix the salt and vanilla well into this mixture.

Add the egg and beat well.

Slowly add the flour and mix until only just combined.

Place some plastic wrap or gladwrap on the bench and tip the mixture into this. You can either gently mould it into a flat ball shape if you wish to roll it out later for cookie cutters, or you can manipulate it into a roll in the wrap to later cut into 1 cm slices.

Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours to several hours if you wish to cut slices off it.

Once out of the fridge gently knead the dough and on a well floured surface roll out the dough to the desired thickness, we went quite thin but could also be thicker and just cooked longer. You may need to flour the rolling pin too to ensure nothing sticks.

Use the cookie cutter to cut the shape and gently transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cook at 160C for 13-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them from about 12 minutes on to ensure that they do not begin to brown at the edges, they should be pale golden underneath when done.

Cool on the tray for 3 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

For the Frozen Party Snowflake I added blue sugar crystals to the top for the icy effect before I baked them, you could add red or green for Christmas, or even add some food colouring to the recipe to make cookie shapes for whatever theme you need.

These were very popular at the party with kids and adults alike.

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Grandma’s Recipe – Banana Cake

Baking this weekend and dealing with some less than pretty bananas – and this is top of the list – LOVE this recipe, let me know if you give it a try 🙂

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I was blessed to know my wonderful Grandma into my early 20’s until she passed from Cancer. She was a Wife to a Sheep Farmer, a Mother to seven, a Grandma to 21 and by now would be a Great Grandma to lots & lots of Great Grandchildren!

She was very special to me and some of the fondest memories I have of her are baking and preparing meals for her family & grandchildren and I am delighted to have many of her recipes, passed on by my Mum who was her eldest daughter.

This is one of the first recipes I made as an adult and continue to make often to this day always with her in my heart. Whenever bananas go past their best I pop them in the freezer – you can then get the bananas out a few hours before you need them, or you can…

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‘Frozen’ Coconut Ice

Frozen Movie Coconut Ice

We went a little Frozen crazy recently for my Daughters 4th birthday party! If you have been living in a cave it is the latest Disney Movie that is a huge hit with kids! Blue & White food was the theme and boy did I have fun Googling, brainstorming and going Pinterest crazy!

This is a modification of my usual coconut ice recipe to make it more Frozen like 🙂 This is the uncooked coconut ice, great for kids to make as it is not hot and can be handled straight away. So easy and looks really effective, you could alter the colour to suit any theme or party – red and green for Christmas, white and green for St Patrick’s, pink and pinker for Valentines etc etc.


Ingredients

3 1/2 Cups Icing Sugar
3 Cups Desiccated Coconut
1 tin Condensed Milk (400g)
1 tsp vanilla essence
Blue food colouring

Method

Combine the icing sugar, coconut, condensed milk and vanilla in a bowl and blend well. Once it begins to come together use your hands or a strong wooden spoon to kneed it until completely combined .

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Take half the mixture into another bowl and add a few drops of blue food colouring until you get the desired colour, work quickly as it does begin to set.

Line a baking tin (I used a 25cm by 25cm tin) with baking paper, and spread the blue mixture evenly into the tray, press down with a damp hand to get it smooth and even.

Carefully dollop the white mixture over the blue and with the back of a spoon or your damp hand cover the blue evenly with mixture, ensuring the two colours do not mix.

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Once complete pop in the fridge to cool completely and set, this will take around an hour or two. I took it out of the fridge for 20 minutes before I sliced it into small squares, and pop back into the fridge until you are ready to serve.

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I have lots more Frozen party ideas that I will pop up over the coming weeks, search Frozen in the side bar to see what else we came up with!

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