Monthly Cookie Club - May 2010

Baking By bonniebakes Updated 1 Jun 2010 , 12:23pm by all4cake

nancyg Posted 6 May 2010 , 3:55pm
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Linedancer,

I have tried to copy and paste your picture.....I just have to get a copy of such beautiful cookies, But, I am not good with a computer and cant get it to work. Could you email a picture Please!!!
[email protected]

Thnaks fo all of you

linedancer Posted 6 May 2010 , 8:02pm
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thanks, bakincakin, and I know they are not beach or nautical, just wanted to show how I use the patchwork cutters.

nancyg, I will be happy to send you a pic, although it is easy to get a copy. On the pic, right click on your computer mouse and choose Save Image As. It will open a window where you will be able to name and save the pic.

KHalstead Posted 6 May 2010 , 8:20pm
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Originally Posted by linedancer

They really aren't words, just a design in the background trying to replicate sea grass. My piping skills are not good, and I have to find a way around that, so this is what I came up with.




forgive me, I'm really crazy stupid today!! For whatever reason I was still obsessing over your rose cookies with the writing in the background LOL and evidentally had asked you in the OTHER thread about the writing and never heard back.

This is the 2nd time today I've commented on a thread about something I read in another thread!! Did I mention I baked over 500 cupcakes yesterday and had to make 3 dozen of those taco cake things and was up til 6 am and back up at 7am? explains it I think!

Sorry!

JGMB Posted 6 May 2010 , 8:36pm
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[/quote]I baked over 500 cupcakes yesterday and had to make 3 dozen of those taco cake things and was up til 6 am and back up at 7am?[/quote]

Wow, you deserve some rest!!! One hour of sleep isn't enough. I hope today is a little easier for you.

Oh, and what in the world is a taco cake thing?

linedancer Posted 6 May 2010 , 9:32pm
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Oh yes, Khalstead, you do need some sleep icon_confused.gif I can't take credit for the rose cookies, I think they were drakegore's. Go get some sleep now, if you can icon_smile.gif

CharmingChelsea Posted 6 May 2010 , 10:50pm
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I just made these for a May baby shower.
LL

bobwonderbuns Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:01pm
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Chelsea those are adorable!!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by linedancer

The designs in the background are made with dipped in luster dust. It doesn't take much dust, I usually dip the cutter in, then tap it on the table a couple of times to get some of the dust off, you don't want any of the openings clogged, just the edges coated. Kind of like stenciling.

Here are the cutters I used for these cookies. Photo from Country Kitchen.

Edited to add, this is not my cake, was just in the photo from Country Kitchen.




Linedancer, which patchwork cutter is that?

linedancer Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:14am
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Chelsea, I agree with bobwonderbuns, those cookies are adorable. I like your baby a sailin in too, just too cute.

bobwonderbuns, here is a link to that set, I use CK because they have the best pic.

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?productId=630851

This was the first set of patchwork cutters I bought and I have used it time and again. For the sea shells I used the ones the arrow is pointing to in the pic on page 2 of this thread.

CharmingChelsea Posted 7 May 2010 , 2:49am
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Chelsea those are adorable!!!




Thanks! Your work is amazing, so you must have a good eye icon_lol.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 7 May 2010 , 2:52am
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very very cute cookies!!

JGMB Posted 7 May 2010 , 11:41am
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Adorable shower cookies, Chelsea!!! I especially love the baby in the sailor hat!

GeminiRJ Posted 7 May 2010 , 11:46am
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Great sailing theme, Chelsea! Very cute!

CookieD-oh Posted 7 May 2010 , 11:54am
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Very cute, Chelsea!

bonniebakes Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:26pm
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Chelsea - those area adorable! I especially love the little baby in the sailor hat. too cute!

endymion Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:39pm
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Those cookies are really cute, Chelsea! The baby in the hat is very clever, as others have said. I also really like the inclusion of the sun, and how you designed that one.

KHalstead Posted 7 May 2010 , 5:51pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB


I baked over 500 cupcakes yesterday and had to make 3 dozen of those taco cake things and was up til 6 am and back up at 7am?[/quote]

Wow, you deserve some rest!!! One hour of sleep isn't enough. I hope today is a little easier for you.

Oh, and what in the world is a taco cake thing?[/quote]


These things!! I loath them, everytime I make them I raise the price LOL
Candy melt shells with choc. cake and colored coconut in them

(edited because I didn't mean to post a pic of the taco things here)
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1598288




I LOVE THOSE COOKIES!!!! The little baby with the sailor hat is SO adorable!! Did you alter your cutter for that??? so cute!

JGMB Posted 7 May 2010 , 6:52pm
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Those tacos are so cool, KHalstead!!! I can see why you loathe them, though, they look really labor intensive!

all4cake Posted 7 May 2010 , 7:51pm
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Great job on those chelsea! I agree, the hat on the baby is an adorable touch!

all4cake Posted 7 May 2010 , 8:24pm
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linedancer, that's a beautiful fall bouquet! I love the texture on the acorn tops!

linedancer Posted 8 May 2010 , 12:35am
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Thanks, the texture on the acorn tops is also a patchwork cutter.

endymion Posted 8 May 2010 , 4:47pm
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I have some fancier cookies in mind for later this month (time permitting), but for now, here are some very plain molded shortbread cookies. (Made for my husband, who really prefers a plain shortbread cookie to the decorated kind I usually make!)

The sand castle is really WAY TOO BIG for a shortbread cookie (probably a half a stick of butter in that one cookie!) but I didn't have a smaller castle mold.

Too late, I thought of the idea of coloring some of the dough to make bands of color on some of the shells. Maybe next time!
LL

JGMB Posted 8 May 2010 , 4:57pm
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Those are really cute! And they sound delicious . . . mmmmm, butter . . .

endymion Posted 8 May 2010 , 5:22pm
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Thanks, JGMB. At least it gives me a second use for all my candy molds! icon_biggrin.gif

bonniebakes Posted 8 May 2010 , 6:45pm
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love that sandcastle and shells! Do you have any tricks for getting the dough out of the molds nicely?

all4cake Posted 8 May 2010 , 7:00pm
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oh, how cool endymion! I am soooo going to give that a try!

With the deeper molds, should the dough be pressed into just to imprint and shape it but still keep it like a regular sugar cookie thickness or what? I mean, if I were to use the dough and make it as thick as some of the molds are deep, it'd take forever (okay, not really forever) to bake or it would blob out/spread. Am I on the right track with those thoughts?

endymion Posted 9 May 2010 , 1:39am
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My shortbread recipe includes cornstarch, so I just dust the molds liberally with cornstarch beore filling. To get the deep ones out, I put a piece of parchment on the counter and then rap them really hard until they release. DON'T fill all the cavities; do one at a time.

Because the cookies can be quite thick (most of mine were about an inch), you have to bake them for a long time at a low temperature -- in my oven, about an hour at 275 degerees. They are ready when the bottoms get slightly brown (tops won't brown at all.)

Edited to add: You really have to use a shortbread recipe rather than a sugar cookie recipe, or else the cookies will blob out and spread.

bonniebakes Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:10pm
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I've used the NFSC recipe in molds with good baking results... my problem was getting it out of the mold nicely, but it kept it's shape when baking.

endymion Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:18pm
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I'll have to try the NFSC recipe in molds! Good to know! I know they sell those cookie molds -- whatever recipe that comes along with those molds may work, too. Not sure if the overall depth of the mold makes any difference on which recipies will work...(?)

linedancer Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:37pm
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I did some santas a couple of years ago. Used a candy mold with NFSC. After pressing the dough into the mold, I put it in the freezer for a few minutes, they just popped out. It did take a few minutes more baking time, but they held their shape.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1207051

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