Crazy cookies

December 14, 2007

Cooking, Journal, Lauren

So I finally got around to rolling and baking some of that cookie dough from a couple of days ago. I just have to say, rolling and cutting cookies is way more trouble than it’s worth. I even did the thing where you roll it between sheets of plastic wrap, and I still didn’t have fun. The only reason I wanted to do it was so I could decorate them my crazy way. I came up with this during my Martha Stewart-worship days when I wanted to learn how to decorate cookies that would be so beautiful, they’d make you cry. Yeah – that didn’t happen. After much frustration I just dumped all the icing together in the bowl and started dipping cookies into that, letting them drip, then flipping them over. I loved it!! They look like they’ve been tie-dyed.

This year I goofed up, though. I tried to be stingy with the icing since I didn’t have enough, and I had it too thin on the plate. It has to be deeper, so the cookie can gather enough to drip. Here’s a ‘before’ shot, with too little icing on the plate, which also creates bubbles:

pretty, but nothing to blog about

Here’s the Jackson Pollock frosting assembly. Go nuts, with it, people!

I can taste the colors.

Here’s the final batch, much more swirly and pleasing. Lloyd is pointing to the one he thinks turned out the best.

Dude.

Of course, you have to replace the icing after a while, because it all muddles to gray (and nobody likes gray icing). I need a good sugar cookie recipe, though. I got this one off the internet, and I’m not thrilled with it. Of course, when am I ever going to make these again?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Crazy cookies”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Those are pretty, but it doesn’t really matter to me what color Christmas cookies are. I would eat them in a hat; I would eat them with a cat. I would eat them if they’re gray; I would eat them every day.

    *Disclaimer*
    I do not actually eat cat.

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  2. Michele Said on:

    Well Lauren, I did indeed cry! Lloyd’s favorite took me back to the 70’s -- good times.

    “All the leaves are brown,
    and the sky is gray …”

    But your cookie is not gray -- it’s beautiful!

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    That looks like a lot of fun!! How about some Van Gogh or Picasso cookies next? (or I hear Farrah Fawcett has a unique painting method)

    If you like buttery tasting sugar cookies, here’s an easy recipe. (Caution: young males may devour them in one sitting)
    It makes alot so you would probably want to cut it in 1/2; let Lloyd do the math:

    1 lb butter (softened)
    2 cups sugar
    4 1/4-1/2 cups flour
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    2 tsp. vanilla

    Throw it all in a bowl. Mix it all together with your hands. (squish it really hard if you need to release some stress) Roll into small balls & put on your cookie sheet.
    Then flatten them with the palm of your hand. I like to make mine real thin. Sprinkle w/colored sugar. Bake at 350 degrees 6-8 minutes, until edges are golden, not black.

    I stopped rolling when my kids got older & could care less about the shapes.

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  4. Kristi Said on:

    Buy the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix in a packet. It’s so simple, and they make the most excellent cut-out cookies. Plus, the back of the package has some cookies with swirled frosting, kinda like yours. However, yours look much tastier!

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  5. Deborah Said on:

    Gotta do it . . . I wish someone would make that for me!

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  6. Karla Said on:

    Now this is a way I could get into decorating cookies! I caused a great disturbance in our family a few years ago by admitting how much I hated decorating cut out cookies. It’s tough when your decorating with your horribly artistic sister. But doing this, I mught just have a chances! Thanks!

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