Wednesday, September 9, 2009

vanilla sugar tea cakes

Now, aren't these PURDEE?! I will tell you... they took ALL DAY. No, keep reading. It took all day because I was crazy busy yesterday... and really folks... I play with my daughter a lot more than I cook or bake. We went on a nice bike ride yesterday... then waited for the garbage man. (she loves that guy!) then we read and played people and fed the turtles and...oh yes I made these! This is my vanilla sugar. I made it in 1994. (truth!) If ya don't know, all it is is a vanilla bean or 2 split down the center, scrape out the seeds (teeny tiny) and shake it up every few days for a week. It keeps forever... well, at least 15 years.
I have no clue where I got the crazy container...reminds me of honey now.
The shortcake dough: (it's more of a shortbread...)
2/3c butter (cut into small pieces)[salted]
1/2 c vanilla sugar -or plain sugar and 1tsp vanilla extract
2c flour
Mix all together until it forms fine bread crumb with your hands shape it into a dough.

mmm... macro shot! (see the vanilla beans?!)
roll it out 1/2 " thick. you can use any cutter. I was feeling plain yesterday. Bake at 350 for 12-17 minutes

a naked cookie.

I couldn't find my petal tip, so I used the star tip. OH? the topping... well if you're a regular you know I had about 3 lbs of rolled fondant from my little one's birthday-(read "cake"section) that's it right there. That's more stuff that keeps forever (in fridge) I still have 2lbs left. I wish it wasn't all pink. oooo... maybe I will make it orange for Halloween?! hmmmm.


Jennelle said...

These would make wonderful easter cookies, they are so pretty!

Brandi said...

So cute!

5thsister said...

very "purdee" indeed!

Cindy said...

Love these cookies! Very pretty.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Prueeeeeeeeeee deeeeeeee and ddddulllllllllllllish since we're all doing satisfied, fulfilled style talking