Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life
I was working in my office one day when my doorbell rang: an unexpected package from Amazon. I ripped it open and laughed out loud. Inside was a glass slipper cookie cutter that I no collection of purchasing. That one-click purchasing option kills me late at night. Some people drunk text their exes. Katie-Rose Watson sleepy buys whimsical cookie cutters. So here are! Time to put my glass slipper cookie cutter to good use.
I’ve linked said glass slipper cookie cutter in my Amazon affiliate store for your convenience:
This is not a new recipe. I’ve posted about my fiori di sicilia cookies before. I cut them out to be eiffel towers at The Rose Table en Blanc and I’ve served them at Christmas many times but don’t they look just so lovely sparkling with white sprinkles? Sugar cookies seem like a real pain and something that The Rose Table would not serve when making 20 dishes; however, if you cut the frosting, they’re really quite quick to make and I find, a welcome addition to any party. Not every dish should be heavy and rich. These are light, soft, and the flavor gets rave reviews.
Thank you to my grocery partner Tom Thumb for supporting The Rose Table and this recipe! It’s partnerships like this that keep The Rose Table ad-free.
If you haven’t heard of fiori di sicilia, you’re probably a new reader. I talk about it all the time. It’s one of my secret ingredients. The vanilla-orange extract adds a delicate flavor that makes virtually anything taste fancy. My favorite fiori di sicilia hails from King Arthur Flour. Get a bottle for the baker in your life next time you need a hostess gift. It will rock their world.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
2 farm fresh eggs
1 tsp Fiori di Sicilia
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Glass slipper cookie cutter
- Cream together butter and shortening. Add sugar and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add Fiori di Sicilia. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter-sugar mixture.
- Divide the dough into fourths, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill at least two hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a flat surface sprinkled with flour, roll one disk of dough to desired thickness. Cut out with glass slipper cookie cutter. Sprinkle unbaked cookies with white sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes and cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
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