Friday, June 4, 2010

My New Obsession...

Lately I have been obsessed by a few great blogs, namely Bake at 350I Am Baker, Sweetopia, and Cookie Crazie.  As I sat salivating day after day at the beautiful cookies these ladies make, I thought, "Hey, I bet I could make some as pretty as theirs!".  Famous last words, right?!

So for the last few weeks I've been experimenting with cookie and icing recipes, trying to find one that my kids all like.  These cookies were my first attempt.  And I loved them!  I don't usually like the taste of sugar cookie dough, but that wasn't the case with this stuff....it was delish!  Sadly, 2 of my girls didn't like the cookies.  Bummer.
I really liked how the icing stayed shiny on these cookies!  Both the recipes came from I Am Baker and can be found HERE.

Can you tell I got brave with this batch?  Instead of using only circle cookie cutters, I went a little crazy and tried some different shapes.

Outling these babies was a little tricky.  I need to work on having a steadier hand.....I'm sure that will come with practice.  Lots and lots of practice!  The good news?  Everyone loved the taste of these cookies!
Both the cookie and the icing recipes for these beauties are from Bake at 350.  You can find the cookie recipe HERE, and the icing recipe HERE.

Yesterday I made more cookies.  My son loves the cars!  I'm getting more confident with each batch I make, but I still have a long ways to go!!

My kids are feeling pretty lucky because I'm making cookies so often now.  A few of them even enjoy helping me 'flood' the icing on the cookies.  Bonus!

What I've learned so far is that it's definitely NOT easy to make cookies as pretty as the ones I was inspired by.  Not by a long shot!  But I'm going to keep practicing.  Hopefully my cookies will eventually look better!       


13 comments:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

OOOh! Those cars are ADORABLE! Nice work!

A* said...

Mmm cookies .. I haven't made any in a while, and not that great looking either. Yours look yummy!

Nanna said...

one good thing , you can always eat them LOL they turned out great, get you some cookie cookie cutters & take off! LOL then you'll turn into a cookie cutetr collector LOL I still have mine from the 70's I've always wanted to try the icing cookies but not brave enough LOL
Helen

Amanda said...

Oh dear! I dont think I even ever gotten a bad review on the *taste* before! :(

You certainly did a beautiful job decorating!

Blessings-
Amanda

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Great cookies! Thank you so much for the shout-out! :) Happy baking!

I really need to try Amanda's shiny icing...it looks so beautiful.

Ron Cooper said...

Hi Misty!

I’m following you now on New Friend Friday! Please follow me back on my blog “Inspire!”

My latest inspirational postings are, “The Power,” “The Triumphant Heart,” “Pure Love,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Simple Gesture.”

Ron

http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

Great job! And thanks for introducing me to Cookie Crazie. Trying cookies like these is one of my goals for the summer...always nice to have more inspiration!!!
(I'm headed off to the Wilton Tent Sale this month too!!! Supplies & inspiration galore!)

Julie said...

Those look delicious! Stopping by from New Friend Friday! I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Aaawww, so cute....and YUM! Maybe you can come here next and bake some, my kids would LOVE that :)

Green Eyed Girl said...

You are doing an AMAZING job! Keep up the great work! Vicki

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So cute! I love Bridget at Bake @ 350 - she is soooo amazing. Your cookies look great!

XOXO
Jen

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

They look great!

Deanna said...

Great job on your cookies! I love making frosted cookies and make them for all kinds of occasions. :)