I love Burberry. The scarves, trench coats, shirts… Their classic tartan pattern looks great on pretty much anything. So why not put it on a cookie? Bonus reason: my friend Aileen is also a big Burberry fan so this would make the perfect treat to bring her to work and make her day =) Here is how to make them:
- 12 tbsp butter (1½ sticks)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2½ cups flour
- One 2lb bag of confectioner sugar
- ⅓ cup meringue powder
- ¾ cup water
- food coloring (brown, red, black)
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and any flavorings and mix on medium speed to incorporate.
- Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
- Cut and bake the cookies at 350°F for 10 minutes.
- To make royal icing, place confectioner sugar, meringue powder and water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute then increase to high speed and mix for 8 minutes. Split the icing in 4 bowls and add colors.
First let’s make the cookies. For detailed recipe instructions on how to make the dough, click here.
I am using a Scotty dog cookie cutter I found at SurLaTable. Aren’t they cute?:
The Burberry pattern is multi-dimensional with stripes of red, white and black criss-crossing and mixing with each other. It can be pretty tricky to replicate but here is an easy way. Start with a base coat of brown:
Add thin lines of red criss-crossing each other:
Now add black lines in groups of 3 and center them between the red lines:
Finally, fill in the spaces between the black lines with white lines. White lines go over red line but do not cross black lines:
Here are all the steps in one shot: