Before I get in depth sharing my cookie creations, I feel I should give you a crash course in cookie talk.
I hope you are as fascinated with the different techniques, decorations, and steps used to make a cookie as I am.
Before we begin, let me introduce you to my best friend in the kitchen.
I received my Kitchen Aide mixer as a gift from my mother-in-law at my wedding shower. It sat mostly unused for the first 4 years of our marriage. It was so much easier to whip out my hand held mixer than it was to lug this thing out from its previous location. It won't fit on my countertop because of the under cabinet lighting. Consequently, I kept it on the bottom of my butcher block cart and because it was soooooo heavy to lift, I neglected it.
Here it is getting used on a rare occasion.
In order to keep with my New Year's Resolution, I knew I needed a new piece of furniture in my kitchen.
And this is what I found.
Luckily, I have a fantastic sister who picked it up from the Big Lots store by her apartment and carted it to my house all the way from West Virginia. Love her.
Now that my mixer and all my cookie supplies have a proper location baking is so much more fun!
Typically, when I make cookies, my my kitchen looks like this
My stove top is usually packed with cookies, too.
Whenever I start my batch of cookies, I have a plan in mind and my supplies ready to go.
I always bake my cookies on parchment paper. I'm not sure why I started to do this but I'm willing to bet I read it on a cookie blog somewhere.
Now for some terminology.
Outlining- DUH. When you outline your cookie with icing.
Flooding- Describes taking a thinned icing and essentially 'flooding' the cookie to get a nice icing base.
Wet on Wet-When you have just used your flood icing & it's still wet & you take an accent color and immediately put in on top. The result is one even layer of different colored icing.
One goal I have in mind for the remaining 6 months is to begin using extra decorations on my cookies. Primarily in the form of sprinkles and luster dust.
Here's a perfect tutorial on sprinkle variations.
Bake at 350 is one of my favorite cookie blogs of all time.
Warning: You may become as obsessed as I am.
You're welcome ;)
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