Monthly Cookie Club - May 2010

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

endymion Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:58pm
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Wow, Linedancer! Those don't even look like cookies; they look like ornaments... So pretty!

Good idea about the freezer. Will have to try that, too. I didn't have much trouble getting the shells out of the molds, but the castle was harder -- because it was so big, parts of it would release before other parts did. (As I said, it is really TOO big for a shortbread cookie, anyway.)

linedancer Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:54pm
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Thanks, endymion, I covered them with white fondant, then painted, then pearled. They are quite time consuming..but not hard to do. Your cookies are great, my Mom and Sister love cookies with no icing. What shortbread recipe do you use?

endymion Posted 9 May 2010 , 8:08pm
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I got the recipe from my college roommate, many years ago. I think it was her mother's recipe. The only variation I made is the addition of the flavoring.

SHORTBREAD FOR SCULPTING
2 c flour
1/2 c cornstarch
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lb butter, softened
1/2 tsp flavoring (optional; I use half vanilla and half a citrus flavor)

Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Mash and stir the flavoring into the butter and stir with a fork until well-combined.

Knead everything together with your hands (don't get discouraged; it takes a while!)

Roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut with cutters OR sculpt into shapes.

Bake at 275 degrees on an ungreased sheet (I use parchment) for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Done when bottoms start to brown. (Tops will not brown.)

Cookies4kids Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:13am
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Linedancer, I loved your Santa cookies. Just how did you cover them with fondant? Did you roll it thick or thin and drape it over the cookie while it was hot and let it settle into the design? Did you tuck it to the back of the cookie to get it looking so perfect. Thanks for any help as this looks like a lot of fun.

linedancer Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:02pm
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endymion, thanks for your shortbread recipe. I'll have to give it a try, my Mom and Sis will be here in a couple of weeks

Cookies4kids, I rolled the fondant around 1/8" thick, no more than that. I cut it with a circle cutter. If you can fit the cookie into the circle cutter and you have about 1/2 in space all around it, that is about the size you want. You can also use a saucer or plate to cut around.

The cookies are cold, so I brush them with a mix of 3 parts water, one part karo. Lay the fondant over the cookie, leaving a little slack in the center, so you will be able to smooth it down into all the little details. Once you get it smoothed to your satisfaction, cut off the excess fondant. There is no fondant overlap on the back of the cookie.

HTH

Cookies4kids Posted 10 May 2010 , 8:09pm
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Thanks so much for the directions, linedancer. I can't wait to give these a try with the oldfashioned ornament molds I have.

linedancer Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:26am
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Don't forget the pics when you are done.

Creative_Cookies_Cakes Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:39am
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I tried to make a 3D sail boat. My husband asked me what it was.
LL

crp7 Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:57am
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Men! I knew what it was immediately. It is really cute.

crp7 Posted 11 May 2010 , 4:15am
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Linedancer,

Love the shells. When you use the patchwork cutter for the design does the luster dust just stick to the fondant or do you mix/moisten it first?

To All,

This is my first time to look at the cookie club thread. I love it.

Cindy

luv2bake6 Posted 11 May 2010 , 4:16am
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creative-cookie-cakes, it TOTALLY looks like a sailboat, what's his prob?

endymion Posted 11 May 2010 , 11:45am
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Jeez! Of COURSE it looks like a sailboat!!! Nice job! Does the sail cookie actually curve? (Looks like it, but hard to tell from the pic.) If so, how did you do that?

KHalstead Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:22pm
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that sailboat is Adorable! Is it made up of several different cookies that are stacked? Do share how you made it!!! Looks awesome!

linedancer Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:35pm
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Creative_Cookies_Cakes of course that looks like a sailboat and a darn cute one at that. Yes, tell us how to do it, I need to get out of my rut.

crp7 I apply the luster dust dry. You do have to dust it soon after applying it to the cookie, it does not adhere to the fondant as well, if you let the fondant sit very long. I usually apply the fondant to 3 or 4 cookies, then the dust. I keep a half bun pan set up to dust in, so I don't get it all over my work area.

JGMB Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:06pm
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creative-cookies-cakes, it's a great sailboat!!!!!

bonniebakes Posted 11 May 2010 , 7:48pm
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creative_cookies_cakes - I love your sailboat! the dimension is wonderful!

Creative_Cookies_Cakes Posted 14 May 2010 , 2:15am
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Thank you everyone!! You made me feel much better. I cut the cookies out with a knife and then stacked them. Sorry I am just getting back to you I have not been able to get on the computer for a couple days.

CookieD-oh Posted 17 May 2010 , 8:20pm
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Here are some surfboards. (Does that go with the theme?)
Hopefully the picture posts.
LL

JGMB Posted 17 May 2010 , 8:21pm
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Those surfboards are really cool!! And, yes, I'd say they go with the theme!

tmac670 Posted 17 May 2010 , 8:37pm
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As far as I know- you gotta have beach to surf-- and those surf boards are AWESOME!

all4cake Posted 17 May 2010 , 9:23pm
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LOL! Unless you're surfin' the web!

CookieD_oh, you did a great job on those! I love the patterns!

GeminiRJ Posted 17 May 2010 , 10:52pm
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Love the sailboat (yes, it looks like a sailboat!) and the surfboards! Cool cookies!

bonniebakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:58pm
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cool surfboards! Makes me excited for summer and the beach!

bonniebakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:09pm
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ok... I was thinking beach, so here's what I came up with. I was in a rush before leaving town for a few days, so they aren't as neat as I'd like (and I forgot to put the sanding sugar "sand" on before taking a picture!)... oh well!

well that didn't' work... let me try attaching it again.
LL

ecrandal Posted 19 May 2010 , 9:21pm
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Could someone please help me? I cannot see any of the pictures that you are all drooling over! Is there a feature I don't know about or something?
eric

CookieD-oh Posted 19 May 2010 , 9:28pm
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I think there's a bug in the system icon_sad.gif I can't see Bonnie's picture.

ecrandal Posted 19 May 2010 , 9:30pm
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I don't know what happened...its there now....these are unbelievably gorgeous! eric

JGMB Posted 19 May 2010 , 10:29pm
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I still can't see Bonnie's photo. icon_cry.gif

bonniebakes Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:11am
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I still can't see my photo either!! I'll keep trying, but I've been reading other posts that some people seem to be having this problem uploading pictures this week....

bonniebakes Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:16am
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another try... yay!! It worked!
LL

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