Thursday, December 13, 2012

Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing) | Christmas Cookies Recipes

Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing)
Yay!! Finally I baked my batch of sugar cookies(christmas cookies).....In the current state of unscheduled power cuts this is my reaction each time when I bake successfully. I baked 2 batches of sugar cookies and kept it ready for decorating. The next day...I packed mittu to school and started with the icing not knowing that it would take so much time...Yes it took me around 2+ hours for just decorating these cookies. And it was already time for my yoga class and I was not prepared in anyway to bunk......so hurried with the clicks and with a great satisfaction hurried myself to the class :) Though I planned to make few patterns/designs I was pressed for time so had to stick with this but still it looked pretty isnt it?!

When I showed these cookies, mittu was awed and loved it saying amma this is for me and just for me. She even started weeping seeing the last 2 cookies then I had to persuade her saying I will make them again for her :) And it was the most precious moment to see her enjoy every bite of these cookies.

Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing)


Eggless Sugar Cookies Recipe - Ingredients

Recipe Reference : Aparna's space Makes: 20-25  cookies
Cooking & PreparationTime: 30mins (without icing)


Maida (All purpose flour) - 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Icing Sugar - 1/3 cup
Butter - 1/3 cup heaped (at room temperature)
Milk - 1 to 2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence -1/4 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

For Royal Icing: 

Icing Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cornflour - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Milk - 2 to 3 tsp
Food Colors - few drops in each color

Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing)Method:
1.Sieve flour, salt, baking powder together and mix it well,Set aside. In a mixing bowl add butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla essence and whisk it together to form a cream.
Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing) - Step22.Then add the flour mixture and mix well to form a smooth dough. Add 2-3 tsp of extra milk if needed.But dont be tempted to add more milk, just add to bring together to a dough. Just roll the cookies with a chapathi roller on a butter paper till just about 1/4 inch thickness. Then cut into different shapes with cookie cutters.
Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing) - Step33.Take it carefully with a laddle and place it on the tray with butter paper.I refrigerated it for 15mins before baking and the cookies didnt spread much so you can keep it closer as shown in the pic.Meanwhile preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10mins then bake the cookies for 15-20mins or until the edges turn golden brown.The cookies will look pale only the edges might have turned golden brown, its the right time to stop. Allow them to cool them in tray itself for few mins, then cool them on wirerack.Once cooled store them in airtight container until you are ready to decorate them.
Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing) - Step4
4.I made the cookies the previous day and decorated them the next day. Now for the icing take a large bowl and add icing sugar,cornflour. Then add milk and lemon juice, mix well to form smooth thick paste.
Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing) - Step5
5.The consistency should be thick but flowing as shown below. Divide the icing into equal portions in different bowls, then add few drops of food colors in each bowl for get the required color.Keep it for 5mins for the air bubbles to come on top but not more than that as the icing will harden. So fill it up in the respective icing bags. You can use butter paper / ziplock bags too for making the cone. But make sure to seal it properly.
Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing) - Step6
6.Just cut the tip of the icing bag to get a fine line for decorating. Be creative and decorate your cookies.I just filled them and sprinkled edible color / silver beads.Let them cool then you can store it in airtight container.
Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing)
You can enjoy your colorful yummy cookies, am sure your kids will enjoy it!
Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing)
For a first timer , it took me quite sometime to decorate these cookies but sure by practise we can get them quicker easier and sure better :)

Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing) - Step1
My Notes:
  • You can adjust the consistency of this icing....If you need to thin the icing add a bit of milk and mix till you get the desired consistency. If you need it thicker, add more icing sugar as required.
  • Keep all your required things on your workarea so that its easier to grab things and also clean it later.
  • You can draw a base color then let it dry and draw patters in alternate colors.I was pressed for time so did a simple icing.And I tell you it takes around 2-3 hours for icing alone so prepare ahead.
  • You can even sprinkle granulated sugar and bake these cookies as simple sugar cookies.
  • You can even use full 1 cup maida. I 1/3rd the orginal recipe and tried and got around 20 cookies.
  • If you find cookies uneven in thickness, bake the thicker cookies in a batch and the rest in the next batch.
Eggless Sugar Cookies(with royal icing)

47 comments:

  1. The colourful cookies are looking so cute..loved this post and your presentation.

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  2. yummy n mouthwatering cookies...

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  3. lovely cookies, for first time it is a wonderful job

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  4. mittu is lucky , her mommy makes these yummy cookies :)

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  5. Beautifully done :) perfect for the season, i love the pastel shades

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  6. Very colourful. Egg less fact pulled me. Pass me some.

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  7. Beautifully done cookies. Perfect for the season

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  8. Looks superb and very colourful. Children will luv it.

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  9. Lovely! Good colourfull cookies! icing looks so good! iam gonna make this next!

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  10. Soo cute, can guess how mittu would have enjoyed having this eggless cookies.

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  11. Beautifully made cookies, admire ur patience for doing the icing. Pretty clicks

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  12. so colorful and tempting cookies
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  13. Very pretty they are, tempting a lot to pick one ;)

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  14. Perfectly made, just like store bought...look so inviting


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  15. So so cute and pretty.. gives a perfect Christmasy Feel!

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  16. Those cookies look damn cute and pretty..good effort in piping the icing

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  17. Beautiful and colorful cookies.. Perfect for the season..

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  18. Hi Sharmi...you are great!!! Your kid is lucky....even i feel i should do...but i have oven...and the temp what you mention that doesnt suit and once i tried yo yo cookie and it turned burnt...but i should say that taste is wow... so i am not dare enough to try cookie in my oven..i dont know the reason but in just 2 - 3 mins it burnt...i am feeling sad that i couldnt do this...i m going to try your carrot cake tomo...lll let u know the result...

    You are really great lot of recipies ...with commonly available ingredients...

    Priya.

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  19. Beautifully done with perfect clicks...
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  20. great effort sharmi and u are always my inspiration ! loved it completely !

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  21. lucky mittu... sharmee... U R sooooooooooooooooo greatttttttt.. no words to say abt ur presentation.

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  22. Awesome! esp luv the icing part and the presentation

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  23. So delicious!!! this is the first time I am coming across a eggfree royal icing!!! bookmarking it!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
    Ongoing Event - SYF & HWS - Ginger

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  24. They look so pretty. Great work!! Worth the labour! Fantastic :)

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  25. Wow these sugar cookies look so cute...lovely clicks dear.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead:)

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  26. Wow, these are gorgeous! Very beautiful.

    What is maida?

    Thanks,
    Laurel

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    1. Hi Laurel,
      I wanted to tell you that maida is simply white or all purpose flour but we call it maida in India :)

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  27. Hi Sharmi! I've been "lurking" around your blog for a while now and I must say you make some amazing dishes.. at least they look so good! :) Mittu is one lucky child to have such a patient and talented mommy..Your blog is my life saver as I am still working my way around the kitchen! Your step by step pics are a big help, so are the little tips at the end of the recipe.. Please continue cooking and clicking, a pleasure visiting your blog! :)

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  28. Colourful cookies looks very tempting,lovely presentation dear...

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  29. Looking pretty and colourful.. Love the addition of half wheat flour and bookmarking it.

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  30. Hey, you've mentioned cornflour in the ingredients. Where have you used it? I think you missed mentioning it in the recipe. :)

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  31. Wow, i tried these and they were awesome!!!
    One exception, i didnt need lemon juice or milk for icning. Only the icning sugar and water.

    Thanks for the reciepes, im going to try the carrot cake next!

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  32. Hi...If i use self raising flour instead of all purpose flour, should I skip the baking powder and baking soda? any idea?

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    1. Not sur eabout self rising flour as I am no used to it

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  33. Hi sharmilee, can u pl post me the recipe for eggless rose cookies wheich are made down south of India for christmas

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  34. Way a lady you are with such a patience.... Hats off akka:-)

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