Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Here's a Tip for You...

When making sugar cookies, or in this case, shortbread cookies, too much flour can make the dough tough. But how do you get them rolled out without having the dough stick to the surface of the counter and rolling pin?

POWDERED SUGAR!

Yes, sprinkle your surface with a combination of flour and powdered sugar for ease of rolling. This never makes my doughs tough.


This morning I baked some easy and delicious shortbread cookies and packaged them in an adorable tin complete with tissue paper, cookie cutter, and a gorgeous bow.


Then I sent them off with Abigail to her piano lesson. I'm hoping that her English piano teacher will enjoy them with a cup of hot tea!


12 comments:

Jodi said...

What a clever idea for a music teacher! My husband loves shortbread cookies. Yum!

colourdujour said...

sweet and thoughtful gift. thanks for the pwd sugar tip.

Mrs. Rabe said...

Clever girl!

The gift is perfect and the tip about the powdered sugar is great!

I will remember that one!

~~Deby said...

oh Tracy...great idea...those came out so cute...I love the way that you packaged them...mmmmm....they sound good with a cuppa something hot....
Deby

Tracy said...

The shortbreads look very cute.

If I were her piano teacher I would surely enjoy them with a freshly brewed cup of tea!

GardenGoose said...

those looks so yummy.
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Michele said...

An *excellent* tip, thanks so much!

And those cookies are soooo CUTE.

Tina ♥ said...

What a fab gift idea Tracy, I love it! Thanks for the tip too, I will remember that one! :)

Patricia said...

These are wonderful... what a delightful idea!
Patricia

Mrs. Anna T said...

What a neat idea. These cookies are adorable!

Abounding Treasures said...

Very clever and *sweet*, in more ways than one :o)

Kostman Family said...

That is a great idea. Thanks so much for the tip:)

Renee