When I make this dough, I'm never quite sure if the results should be classed as cookies or biscuits. I'm going to go for cookies as I prefer it, but it doesn't really make a difference. Anyway, I digress.
Basically, I had a load of left over royal icing and a new rocket cookie cutter, so this was the result! (If a couple are wonky, I blame James as he wanted to help. Also, the cookie cutter was 85p from one of those random 'does everything shops - see what you can find at yours!)
For the dough:
You will need:
275g plain flour
100g caster sugar
Teaspoon of vanilla
For the decoration, you will need:
Red, orange, yellow, blue and silver royal icing. (For some reason, the silver was a right pain to roll.)
Black decorating icing tube
Melt the butter, and mix in the sugar until creamy. Whisk in the vanilla and egg. Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together into a dough. Roll out on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter to cut the shapes. Place on a baking tray in the oven at about 140 degrees and bake until light golden for 8-10 mins. (Below is pre oven - just showing you that you can get 15+ cookies from this recipe).
Roll out the silver icing on a surface dusted with icing sugar, Cut out rocket shapes and add to the cookies. I find a mixture of water and icing sugar, brushed over the top helps.
Roll out the blue icing and cut circles. Add these to the rockets and pipe black icing around the corners.
To get the flame effect, we rolled a long tube of orange, a tube of red and a tube of yellow icing and then twisted these together to get a marble effect. We then rolled this out and cut out the flame shapes.
Tada! Some super cute and tasty rocket cookies!
I'd love to see any cool cookies that you've made! Tweet me!