Yesterday Nicole and I decided it was time to test our cookie making skills. We had both been reading our new book, Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards. I was so happy to see that the author has a blog with more cookie tips and ideas. Fantastic! There’s nothing in this for me but . . the book is a little over $10 at Amazon. If you need Christmas gifts for those who love to bake or even those who occasionally make cookies and would like to make amazing cookies instead of average cookies, this book is a perfect gift.
While I was finishing up dinner, Nicole baked up a batch of cookies and made heart cut outs.
They cooled and we made icing. We used the recipe in the book, which was the first time I’ve made Royal Icing using meringue powder. It worked great but I usually use butter, cream, powdered sugar and vanilla for my icing so I kept thinking the icing tasted too much like powdered sugar and was a bit apprehensive but we used it. Really . . Chad and Nicole decorated the cookies while I watched.
They both did a great job.
Being the great blogger that I am NOT, looks like I didn’t get a picture of the finished cookies.
Then the neighbor came over and we sent cookies home for them. This morning after Chad went to work, Nicole said “Looks like Chad took one with him.” I said “No, I ate one during the night!” Those late night feedings are not good for the hips!
We need practice and we need more time. It was late when we got started. The icing tasted fantastic so I will use the recipe in the book from now on and not worry about it tasting too much like powdered sugar.
I can hardly wait to get home and find my cookie cutters (wish me luck with that!). I know where they were in MO but haven’t seen them in Texas.