Want to add a touch of whimsy and excitement to your next party or gathering? Look no further! Introducing our delicious pennant cookies that are not only delicious but also shaped like adorable flags. These unique and edible cookies are the perfect conversation starter and are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. The best part? You can get creative and glaze them in your favorite colors to reflect your personal style. So make your party a memorable one with these delicious flag-shaped treats!
- 350g flour, plus some flour for rolling
- 100 g cold butter, diced
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 140g light soft brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 75g golden syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1kg pack of ready-to-roll icing
- a few food colors and icing pens in your favorite colors
- Powdered sugar, for rolling out
- Place the flour, butter, bicarb and sugar in a food processor, mix until there are no lumps of butter, then place in a mixing bowl.
- Whisk together the egg, syrup and vanilla and then stir into the bowl with a wooden spoon.
- Knead with your hands to form a smooth dough.
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
- Cut out a triangle template from the card the size you want the bunting to be.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
- Use the template to cut out triangles – re-roll the trimmings to get as many as possible.
- Line some baking trays with baking paper and lift the cookies into them.
- Using the end of a pencil, make two holes in the top of each hole – not too close to the edge.
- Bake one sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes, re-making each hole when the cookies are just done and still soft.
- Unfrozen cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months or will keep for a week in an airtight container.
- Divide the icing into as many colors as you like and knead in food coloring to get the colors you want.
- Roll out thinly on a surface lightly dusted with powdered sugar and cut out triangles using the template.
- Brush the back of the icing with a little water and stick it onto the cookies. Make holes in the icing to fit the cookies.
- Cut out small circles from the remaining icing, brush the backs with water and stick them onto some cookies.
- Decorate with icing sticks if desired.
- Carefully thread a ribbon or string through and hang your treats.
Equipment and tools
To make bunting cookies you will need the following equipment and tools:
- rolling pin
- Cookie cutters in the shape of bunting
- Cooling rack
- Pastry brush
The Bunting cookies recipe contains the following allergens:
- butter (milk)
Please ensure these ingredients are suitable for your dietary needs or make appropriate substitutions if necessary.
Storage and leftovers
After baking and decorating, store the bunting cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They stay fresh for up to 1 week.
If there are any leftovers, you can freeze the undecorated cookies in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before decorating and serving.
Health Benefits of Bunting Biscuits
Baking homemade treats is not only fun, but it also offers the opportunity to incorporate healthy ingredients that offer various health benefits. Bunting cookies, with their charming appearance and delicious taste, can be prepared with the following ingredients:
- 350g plain flour: Whole wheat flour can be used as a healthier alternative to refined flour due to its higher fiber content, which aids digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
- 100g cold butter: Although butter should be consumed in moderation, it contains important fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin E, which support a healthy immune system and provide antioxidant properties.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda: Baking soda, also known as baking powder, is often used as a leavening agent in baking. It helps cookies rise while also aiding digestion and relieving heartburn symptoms.
- 140g light soft brown sugar: Light soft brown sugar is a less refined form of sugar that contains some molasses and offers a slightly higher nutritional profile compared to white sugar. However, it should still be consumed in moderation.
- 1 large egg: Eggs are a good source of high-quality protein and contain all the essential amino acids necessary for growth and repair of the body. They also provide important vitamins and minerals.
- 75g Golden Syrup: Golden syrup serves as a natural sweetener and can be a healthier option compared to refined sugar. It contains traces of minerals such as iron, calcium and potassium.
- 2 tsp vanilla extract: Natural vanilla extract not only enhances the flavor of the bunting cookies, but also contains antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory properties.
- 1kg pack of ready-to-roll icing, food coloring and writing icing pens: The icing for decorating bunting cookies can be made with natural food coloring or small amounts of artificial food coloring, depending on personal preference. Icing pens can be a fun and creative way to decorate.
- Powdered sugar: Powdered sugar, also known as powdered sugar, is often used to roll out cookie dough or to dust the finished cookies. It adds a touch of sweetness without the need for excessive amounts of refined sugar.
When it comes to consuming pennant cookies in moderation, these homemade treats can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. By using high-quality ingredients and controlling portion sizes, individuals can enjoy the health benefits while treating themselves to a tasty and visually appealing snack.