Monday, December 22, 2008
December Cookie Carnival
Cookie Carnival this month is sugar cookies – a great holiday cookie for its decorating potential. Kate gave us the choice of making vanilla or chocolate sugar cookies and both recipes were Dorie Greenspan recipes. I chose the chocolate sugar cookies, as we have made the vanilla ones for Tuesdays with Dorie a few weeks ago.
I loved these cookies! I added a little more flour, making the dough easy to work with and the cookies crisper than the vanilla ones I made a few weeks ago. They have retained most of their crunch, even after being decorated.
I decorated these cookies in two different ways – half the mixture I made into snowflakes and decorated them with pale blue royal icing and silver dragees (you cant really tell in the photo that the icing is pale blue). The other half I made into rounds and decorated with fondant and royal icing to make Christmas decorations. I think they both look great and they actually looked even better in real life. I have given these cookies for gifts, and they have been well received!