Recipe

Quilted wedding cake cookies

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 18 Item
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Ingredients

Quilted wedding cake cookies
  • 125 gram butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (150 grams) caster sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup (200 grams) self-raising flour
  • 1 cup (150 grams) plain flour
  • 500 gram ready-made white icing
  • cornflour
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoon tiny silver cachous

Method

Quilted wedding cake cookies
  • 1
    Have the butter and eggs at room temperature for the cookies.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, beat butter, extract and sugar with electric mixer only until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time; beat only until combined.
  • 3
    Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in sifted flours, in two batches; mix to a soft dough. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth, cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease oven trays; line trays with baking paper.
  • 5
    Roll dough, in batches, between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Using wedding cake cutter, cut 18 shapes from dough, re-rolling dough as necessary. Place shapes, about 3cm apart, on trays. Bake about 10 minutes or until cookies are browned lightly.
  • 6
    Stand cookies on trays 5 minutes; lift onto wire racks to cool.
  • 7
    Knead ready-made icing on surface dusted with a little cornflour until icing loses its stickiness. Roll icing on cornfloured surface into a 3mm thickness. Using wedding cake cutter, cut 18 shapes from icing; re-roll icing as necessary. Cover icing shapes with plastic wrap.
  • 8
    Working with one cookie at a time, brush the top of the cookie with egg white. Lift icing shapes onto cookie. Using patchwork cutter, press onto icing to make a quilted pattern.
  • 9
    Dip paint brush into water, wipe brush almost dry, dab onto one join in the quilted pattern; use tweezers to position cachous on join. Repeat with remaining cachous. Stand until set.

Notes

Completed cookies can be made up to 4 weeks ahead; store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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