August 15th ------ What else day could be more special for an Indian…. So I have decided to celebrate this proud day with specially decorated cookies….. Yes flag shape cookies.
I made a plain sugar cookie and then covered it with a tri color fondant. I drew the wheel with edible writing ink pen.
The Indian flag is a horizontal tricolour in equal proportion of deep saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. The ratio of the width to the length of the flag is two is to three. In the centre of the white band, there is a wheel in navy blue to indicate the Dharma Chakra, the wheel of law in the Sarnath Lion Capital. This center symbol or the 'CHAKRA', is a Buddhist symbol dating back to 200th century BC.
The design of the National Flag of India was adopted by India's constituent assembly on 22nd july, 1947. It's use and display are regulated by a code.
The flag symbolizes freedom. The late Prime Minister Pandit Nehru called it a flag not only of freedom for ourselves, but a symbol of freedom for all people.
Info source – www. Indianchild.com
So this is my contribution for this weeks theme - Independence day! Conducted by Pooja of Creative Ideas .
Simple recipe for plain sugar cookies
All purpose flour - 3 cups
Butter - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking powder - 2 teaspoon
Egg - 1
Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
Preheat oven to 350°F.
1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with a electric mixer.
2. Beat in egg, vanilla and lemon zest.
3. Sift baking powder with flour.
4. Add flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
5. The dough will be very stiff, Blend in the last cup of the flour by hand.
6. Now roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut it into desired shape using a cookie cutter.
7. Place it on a cookie sheet and bake it for 20 mins to until light golden brown colour.