Rating: 3.63 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0

Use aspic cutters, essentially tiny cookie cutters, to create doily patterns.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes about 25 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, until just combined. Reduce speed to low, and slowly add flour mixture, beating until just combined. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes (or up to 2 days).

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut dough in half. On lightly floured parchment, roll out each piece slightly thicker than 1/8 inch. Using scallop-edged or fluted cutters, cut out cookies, and place on a baking sheet 1 inch apart. Freeze until firm, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove from freezer, and cut out doily patterns in centers of cookies using aspic cutters; discard scraps. (If dough softens, return to freezer until firm.) Bake until edges begin to turn golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

Cook's Notes

Cookies will keep, covered, for up to 5 days.

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Reviews (7)

24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
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12/11/2014
I loved making these ...guess I have a lot of time on my hands :) and will make them again this year. I may try the espresso brown ones too.
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12/23/2010
that's what I said, gbsk! It's a great idea but I would much rather use a doiley outline and spinkle the doiley design with powedered sugar
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12/23/2010
Come on. Who's going to spend all the time cutting these out unless the Queen is coming to dinner.
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12/23/2010
cannot find cutters on line.
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12/23/2010
To Socalgal, Found this website, hope it is helpful: http://www.thefind.com/kitchen/info-aspic-cutters
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12/23/2010
Where could I purchase the aspic cookie cutters? I can't find them on MSL site.
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11/20/2010
What is the difference between the brown and the white cookies? No mention is made of extra additions to change the colour...