Well I'm back from a whirl wind trip to New York.
And I'm ready to talk about cookies.
This was the first set of cookies I made for people other than my family.
My co-workers received these cookies. I still love the colors, but looking back, cannot believe I handed them out! The outlines are horrible and I still had a lot to learn about icing and it's different consistencies.
The next holiday was Valentine's Day and I had seen lots of cute designs on different blogs. It was an easy decision to make Valentine's Day cookies. I remember what it's like to be single on such a Hallmark holiday and I wanted to make everyone feel special. I made a bunch of cookies this go round.
My biggest issue is always with the icing. That perfect thickness/thinness combination is often hard to get and clearly I had a lot to learn. The icing was uneven and lumpy and discolored.
One thing I've learned in my short cookie making career is that it's always a smart idea to make and color your icing before it's needed. This will help prevent discoloration; allowing plenty of time for the food coloring to set. If you look closely at the picture above you'll notice the discoloration, especially in the dark pink cookies.
Luckily some cookies turned out nice.
I kept the designs simple and not too girly since these were for my husband's fellow police officers.
My Valentine's Day cookies got special packaging. I guess I was feeling extra motivated.
See the lumpiness??
Initially, I thought the dots would be cute. But they're too big and I added them too late. Consequently, they smooshed easily or fell off, making the cookie look horrible.
The most important lesson I learned from this batch?
No matter how bad I think the cookies turn out, someone will always appreciate a sweet treat and love a yummy cookie.
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