11.25.2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the holiday, I had to share. These are my very first iced cookies ever. I think i did okay for a first try. If I can pull it off so can you! I went to CakeCentral.com and got a cut-out cookie recipe and gave it a try. I used almond and vanilla flavors.
For those of you who are used to the rolls of pre-made cookie dough you should know that cut-out dough is much thicker. It will have to be rolled out. The cut-out dough will actually hold it's shape though. The pre-made stuff just spreads everywhere in the oven. The icing is a very simple to make. There are several recipes on CC too. Simply outline with thicker icing and fill in with thinned icing. You can drag a toothpick with a different color though to make details.

A few tips. Flour keeps the cookie dough from sticking to things like the pan, rolling pin and cookie cutters. I used a tip #3 to outline the cookie. You can wet your finger and run it over the fully iced cookie to help smooth it, you can also use a damp pastry paintbrush. Don't be afraid to play with designs. I did a lot of cookies. Some with different tips for effects ect. Have fun with it. Even if it's not cute it will still taste good!  : )

14 comments:

Jennie said...

those are great... I am hungry, so they look really good...

Jennie said...

those are great... I am hungry, so they look really good...

Jennie said...

sorry that went thru twice, but just more love to go your way!!!!

CraftADDict said...

They look so yummy!!!!!

Heather said...

Those are so cute!

Wendy said...

Those are so cute!

Wendy said...

LOL... I just realized after I pushed the button that my comment is exactly like Heather's. Oh boy. I need to work harder and coming up with something unique... but they ARE cute! :)

The Empty Envelope said...

Cute and tasty looking! I tried making sugar cookies Thanksgiving 1998. That was the last time I attempted it, lol. We seem to always end up with tiny kitchens. That's my excuse. But I'm totally addicted to cookie cutters.

UnseasonablyWarm said...

Those are too cute! And I echo what those say about being hungry too! Cookies like that are my undoing! TFS! Love this time of year (even though calories do too! lol)

Liberty said...

Very cute - you did a nice job, as usual! I would love to learn how to ice them nicely, but I am sure I would hack the job up pretty good! :)

MissViolonjello said...

They are very very cute! I love iced cookies - when I was about 17, I tried to make some for a (then) boyfriend.

Unfortunately my icing never set, so he just got some delicious cookies covered in melting sugary ooziness!

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Jackie said...

Your cookies look delish!! awesome job for your first and I bet they were delicious!!!

CREATE=FUN said...

they so look yummy!