Spiced Jumbles iced with royal icing, coloured in with our new edible pens

On our recent trip to Canada I found edible pens in Walmart and brought a pack of the bold coloured ones home with me. they don’t get the best reviews online but I thought they worked pretty well, they are basically felt tip pens.
Me and Miss put them to good use on some spiced jumble cookies. We made royal icing and then let dry for the minimum amount of time as were were a little excited. 
The cookies were to take on our visit to see 2 week old puppies. The cookies looked great and very much decorated by an eight year old. The icing is not perfect due to both of our impatience and they tasted really good. In fact during the snow storm, they all vanished.
Spiced Jumbles – from Biscuits and Slice Bible (Penguin)
1 cup (225grms) softened butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 egg, beaten
3 cups of plain flower
Preheat oven to 180c
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add spices, then beat in egg
Add flour a cup at a time to form a soft dough
Add more flour if necessary
Roll out on lightly floured surface to 5mm thick
Cut into desired shapes
Bake on ungreased tray for 12-15 mins
Royal icing- from Ladies, A Plate by Alexa Johnston
1 egg white
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Beat egg white with a fork until fluffy but still slightly liquid
Mix in sifted icing sugar a little at a time until you have a smooth icing (I used closer to 2 cups)
Add a squeeze of lemon juice
Keep the bowl covered with a damp cloth
Ok, here is a puppy photo or two!

5 thoughts on “Spiced Jumbles iced with royal icing, coloured in with our new edible pens

  1. The puppies are very cute, we are heading back to see them in a couple of weeks. It hink they will be a handful by then.The biscuits were very nice. I think I used a teaspoon of allspice instead of nutmeg. I didn't expect much of them and was doing them for fun.So get making. I was rather flattered by the love cookie.

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