A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent
When I was planning for my son’s birthday I was clear that I wanna bake something special for the kids to take home. I debated on giving them brownies, muffins but somehow I was not getting very convinced on all those. I waned to give them something which is more personal and that is when I thought why not their cookies with their own name?
I have alphabet cookie cutters at home which were begging to be used anyways 😀 And next began the search for what cookies to make, in my mind I was oscillating between sugar cookies, butter cookies and shortbread… and I finally choose the shortbread because I love the shortbread cookies melt in mouth and also that one can easily shape them using cookie cutters
So I turned to my favorite site Joy of Baking for a shortbread recipe and off started the process….
What I used
How I made it
The above quantities gave me about 100 alphabet cookies and look at the original recipe which I made three times or simply reduce mine if you to want lesser number of cookies. Also this batter freezes well so you can make and freeze it and just pop it out when u need
I thoroughly enjoyed making this. One baking for kids is so satisfying, a small thing makes them happy and the joy on their face makes up for every hardship that one might have gone through
and two because my little one helped me through and through with this one 😀 right from mixing using the machine… to sprinkle the sugar candies and also cutting the alphabets and the observation he made was mumma this is just like clay but softer 🙂
The cookies that came out were also very satisfying, very soft… rightly sweetened for kids and that slight crunch that came in mouth with those sugar candies was lovely too… my mil actually told me these are the best cookies she has ever had and such a compliment coming from mother in law ofcourse I am in seventh heaven 😉
Also they were a big big hit with the kids…
And I think everyone knows by now that I am sending them to Artsy Craftsy Edible crafts 😀
And I am also sending this to Bake-Off