Royal Crown Cookies
Feeling blue today? Then add red and white to your blue and get patriotic! ‘Cos baby, it’s party time! Fly your flag with pride. Don’t forget to dig out the bunting too. And while you’re at it, I’ll have a vodka and energy drink, thank you please! Monster Energy and vodka has recently been discovered (instead of Red Bull) and is now a new fave!
Is it rude to make lip smacking noises while I type this thinking of Monster and vodka at only 4pm in the afternoon? If so, apologies but imma going to carry on all the same!
So, I’ve never been into anything royal, unless it’s been treated as royalty, then it’s totally cool. But I’m not into the whole royal family and such. I think it’s a common misunderstanding that anyone that’s not British thinks that us Brits are fans of the royal family.
Seriously, 80-90% of us really aren’t bothered about the queen (sorry ma’am), and the rest of their family. But us Brits do love a party and any excuse to celebrate n’ all, you know? No stiff upper lip here! And it’s the wonderful atmosphere that brings us all together as one. It’s kind of like one of those parties you’ve been invited to and really didn’t want to go but end up having a blast because there’s an awesome atmosphere.
Well, the Jubilee (and football/soccer world cup) is just that. The whole nation gets very patriotic. You see flags once every 4 years flying high, bunting out, and people wearing England football/soccer t-shirts. Suddenly everyone seems to become more friendly too. Oddness!
Today has been one of those days. The union jack floral table cloth is out and royal jubilee crown cookies have been baked and decorated. Feel free to sit back while I pour you a nice proper strong English brew. I would offer you some lovely clotted cream and jam scones and some mini Victoria sponge cakes but unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to make them. I was planning on baking on Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues with wonderful traditional English desserts but sadly I have been sick and had a serious lack of time on my hands with 2 imminent birthdays and of course, Fathers day!
So, I’m sorry but you will have to settle for my sugar cookies. So tuck in and celebrate the ‘Diamond’ Jubilee with crown cookies decorated in vibrant ruby red, or royal blue royal icing (seeing a pattern?) with beautiful gold patterns and topped off with a diamond. A diamond you can eat! Very royal and diamond jubilee apt I think!
Royal Crown Cookies Recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10-15 mins
Yield: 12 cookies
- 125g unsalted butter,
- 125g caster/super-fine sugar
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 250g plain/all-purpose flour
- in a bowl or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract, stir well.
- Sift the flour into a separate bowl and add half the flour to the mixture and mix it in. Add the remaining flour and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
- Knead the ingredients together to make a soft dough, divide it into half, then wrap both halves in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 180℃/350℉/gas mark 4 and grade and line two baking trays.
- Remove half the dough from the fridge and roll it out onto a lightly floured surface to approx. 3mm thick.
- Cut out your crowns and transfer to the baking trays and bake for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown.
- Repeat with the second half of the cookie dough and allow to cool.
- Decorate as desired.