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!

5 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

these look nice :)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Your chocolate version look great! I think I'd prefer them over the vanilla kind!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cookies Tammy,but personally I wouldn't put 'Ho' on mine !

Tammy said...

hmm - I see what you mean about the ho! there was another couple of hos to go with it :0)

Cakelaw said...

You have a real talent for decorating cookies - these are another fun creation.