The 12th of May is Mother's Day, what a special day indeed! This year has definitely been the year for giving and receiving edible gifts, personal gifts and DIY gifts. To me mother's day is one of the days where I would like to show my appreciation and love by creating something, putting time and effort into making, baking or cooking something special for my mother.
When I think of my mother there are a few words that come to mind: soft. love. pure. lady. joy. My mother loves gardening, has a sweet tooth, where I get it from, has a pure heart, makes me smile every time I hear her voice, is a lady in every way and softens a situation in a life where things can so easily become cold and hard.
This is exactly what inspired me to do a dainty little cookie for mother's day, that not only resembles her love for flowers, roses and politely perfect pearls, but taste as sweet as her smile, is as comforting as her embrace and as ladylike as she always is. Mamsie this is for you...
The cookie recipe:
250g Stork Bake
5ml almond essence / vanilla essence
4 cups flour
5ml baking powder
2ml bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
Use Stork Bake at room temperature to mix with sugar. Add eggs, essence, salt. Finally mix in dry ingredient: flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well to form a medium thick dough. Roll out between two sheets of cling wrap, approximately 8mm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. Place onto a greased oven tray and bake at 180*C for 10-15 minutes, or until light golden brown. Let the cookies cool completely before pasting the fondant shape/flower on top.
For the fondant flower:
2 cups icing sugar
1/4 - 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. glucose syrup / corn syrup
Mix together the ingredient in a bowl, but don't pour in all of the water at first. Add little quantities at a time, until you feel you have a thick dough-like mixture. Knead the dough until smooth. Roll out and use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes. For a little extra detail - Add edible pearls to your cut-out. Take a little drop of glucose syrup to paste the edible pearl onto the fondant and also use a little drop of glucose syrup to paste the fondant cut-out onto the cookie.
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All ingredient products were purchased by KoekiesEnCream.