Weddings on a budget: Vanilla iced cookie favours

cookie favour

Today I wanted to share with you a very simple idea for making some delish wedding favours that will literally cost pennies! all you need is a some willing helpers and a bit of time.  We say ditch the love heart favours in bags and make something a bit more homely and personal!
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Ok so this is not an original KTB idea but it has been tried and tested in Tate HQ – We loved the simplicity of this, so easy even the kids can join in!  However, if the thought of kids,baking and making treats for public consumption fills you with dread, then you might want to leave it to the professionals. Personally, though what friends and family could resist.  We took a very well know baking recipe book and turned to their tried and trusted Shortbread recipe, our only amendment was to add a few drops of vanilla essence.
shortbread

You will need:

90z – Plain Flour
30z  – Caster sugar
6 oz – Butter
Mix all of the dry ingredients and rub in the butter until it binds together in a big lump, roll out to your desired thickness and using a cutter start to create your biscuits.  Don’t worry if you don’t have cutters a round glass can be just as effective to create round shapes.  Place the shapes on a greased baking tray.
Bake in the oven on Gas Mark 3 or 180 Deg for about 30 mins until lightly baked.

Icing:

We coloured our own icing , this was much cheaper than buying pre-coloured icing but be sure to use gloves when massaging the food colouring into the white icing.  I didn’t realise how easy this part was.
White Icing
Add a few drops of food colour to create different shades – I loved this part!
coloured icing
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We would love to hear your budget busting advice and if it involves any lovely makes all the better.
Enjoy
Sarah x

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