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  • Serves

    8

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3/4 cups (180 ml) butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups (360 ml) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 4 cups (1 L) flour
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) baking powder
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) salt

Royal Icing (stiff-consistency)

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) meringue powder
  • 4 cups (1 L) icing sugar, sifted
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) lemon juice
  • 6-7 tbsp (90-105 ml) water
  • food colouring, your choice of colours

Royal Icing (flood-consistency)

  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) water, for thinning

Directions

Cookies

  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and keep beating until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Pour flour mixture into butter mixture, mixing to incorporate.
  • Turn the dough out onto the counter and flatten into a disc.
  • Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Roll out chilled dough into a thin, even sheet of cookie dough.
  • Cut: 2 squares, each 5-inch (12 cm) x 5-inch (12 cm) – these will be the top and bottom of the box; 2 rectangles, each 2.5-inch (6.5 cm) x 4.5-inch (11.5 cm) – these will be two facing sides of the box; 2 rectangles, each 2.5-inch (6.5 cm) x 4-inch (10 cm) – these will be two facing sides of the box; 5 small circles, ½-inch (1.25 cm) round – these will be the feet and handle of the box; Cut the remaining dough into rounds, for cookies.
  • For smaller cookies, bake at 350 F (180 C) for 8-12 minutes or until golden. For larger pieces, bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden.
  • Let cool.

Royal Icing

  1. To prepare the stiff-consistency icing, add meringue powder and icing sugar to a bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice and whisk in.
  3. Add water and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  4. Divide into bowls and add desired colours.
  5. To create flood-consistency icing, add water to stiff-consistency icing and thin.
  6. Put each icing colour or consistency into separate piping bags.

Assembly

  1. Start icing one side of one of the rectangle sides by tracing a thin line around the perimeter of the cookie in stiff-consistency icing.
  2. Fill in with flood-consistency icing, using a toothpick to pull the icing to fill in any holes.
  3. Let dry, then decorate by piping designs using stiff-consistency icing.
  4. Repeat with the 3 other side rectangles, as well as 1 square, and 1 of the small circle cookies. Reserve the last square blank with no icing – this will be the bottom of the box and it is not necessary to decorate it.
  5. With the blank square (the bottom), use stiff-consistency icing to “glue” 4 of the non-decorated small circle cookies to the bottom to create feet.
  6. With the decorated square (the lid), use stiff-consistency icing to “glue” the decorated small circle cookie to the top to create a handle for the lid.
  7. Once the iced rectangle sides have dried, use the stiff-consistency icing to glue them to the bottom of the box and to each other using stiff-consistency icing, with their decorated sides facing out. You will want to place them so that they all of the sides have a height of 2.5-inches, but the sides alternate between 4-inches and 4.5-inches in width so that they connect together.
  8. Use a leaf tip and the stiff-consistency icing to pipe a border down the outside edges of the box to cover the joints.
  9. Decorate the round cookies as desired, and let dry.
  10. Put the cookies in the box and place the “lid” on top.
  11. Share.
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