Are you excited about Holiday Baking? What happens to me is that I make all these plans to bake so many things, then the busyness of the season takes over and ruins my plans. So this year I have decided to start early and try some of these recipes that I have on my (very long) list.
I bought this cookbook last week and it's full of pretty cookies to bake and give.
This is the recipe I chose, but my cookies didn't quite turn out as pretty as these - through no fault of the recipe. I have a problem with rushing through a recipe and not reading every line. I wanted to pass this info along so that you don't have as much trouble as I did.
I followed the recipe exactly, put the dough into my cookie press and began piping the cookies, as I always do, onto my parchment paper lined baking sheet. WRONG! Well, I passed right by the line on the recipe that said to press the dough onto an "ungreased cookie sheet." You should have seen the mess I made trying to pipe those cookies onto parchment paper! Did not work! Then I threw away the parchment paper and piped onto the ungreased baking sheet and voila! It worked!!
Second thing - do you see in the recipe photo the lovely picture of the iced light blue cookie with the candy bead on top? That was what I was going for. I also seemed to have passed right over the part that said to "brush cookies with icing." I dipped, instead of brushed. Oh well, this is why I am starting early and doing a trial run on the cookies I intend to give!
I just bought this lovely doily from Ebay. I love the pastel colors!
If you would like to try this recipe, you can go here.
Another note about spritz presses. I had a new Wilton Cookie Press that I tried to use for this recipe. It just did not work. I still hope that it will work when I use one of the recipes that came with it. I wanted to give you the name of the spritz press that I did use, but I have had it many years and the name of the product was not on it, sorry!
I had hoped that any spritz recipe would work in any spritz press, but I guess not! More reason to start early! Happy Baking!