Monday, 27th September 2010

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.

For this months challenge everybody should choose a theme. I chose simply “autumn”, because it’s everywhere present for me and I’m totally enjoying it. So I cut out some different shaped leaves with the cookie cutters and decorated them with green, orange and yellow royal icing.

Decorated Sugar Cookies with the Daring Bakers [gluten-free]

Since the only time in the year when I bake sugar cookies is normally before Christmas, I wasn’t so eager on the cookies. So I chose to make them gluten-free, just to give it an extra twist and to try a new flavour. Also I didn’t want to try a different sugar cookie recipe than mine, since I believe mine is the best ;). But before Christmas there is just not the right time to reveal it. I used a sugar cookie recipe from Shauna and it worked out very well. Besides it tastes really good.


The icing was interesting, since I’ve never did it before. It worked well, too. But I’m not a fan of artificial colouring and to decorate cookies like this.It just does not look natural to me. Additionally the cookies just taste great on them selves. The sweet icing is not necessary for me. But it was a good experience.

Decorated Sugar Cookies with the Daring Bakers [gluten-free]

One year ago: Triple Mousse


8 Responses so far.

  1. Christina says:

    Beautiful fall cookies 🙂

  2. Kris Ngoei says:

    Love the colors of autumn leaves and the cute cookies! Such a wonderful collection of leaf shaped cookie cutters! It is extremely difficult to find in Bangkok 🙂

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

  3. Aparna says:

    YOur cookies are lovely. I would love to bake gluten-free too but cannot find things like p0tato starch, tapioca flour and xanthan gum here.
    Oh and the autmn cookie cutters too. 🙂

  4. Kris Ngoei says:

    Hi, regarding your question about my cookies, I decorated them by directly piping royal icing on the surface without a template. That is the reason if you notice carefully the flowers are not the same size one to another.

    I will decorate some more since it is so much fun. I know you would too, wouldn't you?

    Sawadee from bangkok,

  5. What a nice cookies! they are so autumn!

  6. Jonathan says:

    Thank you for your very kind comment. I am very impressed with your photography and wish I could take photos as good as yours. I am jealous!

  7. Scarlett says:

    I love the colour of these pictures! So pretty!

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