Friday, October 19, 2007

Fancy-frosted sugar cookies



These are the rolled sugar cookies that I always make for holidays -- especially Christmas and Valentine's Day, but I also like to surprise my family and friends with sugar cookies at the not-so-obvious seasons. I just bought a few new cookie cutters and had to try them out. I frosted these with yellow and orange powdered sugar glaze (milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar) and let the frosting dry. For a special touch, I swirled some melted dipping chocolate over the cookies to create the illusion of veins on the leaves and dots on butterflies. After the chocolate was mostly dry, I layered my cookies in a cookie sheet and added waxed paper between layers and put them in my freezer. I wanted the chocolate to really harden and not become smeared.

I had a blast playing the the frosting and the chocolate!

14 comments:

  1. The cookies are beautiful. The detail work with the chocolate was well worth the extra effort. They're spectacular!

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  2. They are beautiful. Isn't fun to decorate them. Clarice

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  3. Jody, they are beautiful! Abby

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  4. What cute cookies! My mother-in-law does the same freezer trick; I'll try it, too.

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  5. Put the kettle on. I'm coming over.

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  6. Those are awesome. what a great idea to celebrate Autumn. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. They are beautiful and I bet taste delicious! Very nice! Yum!

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  8. Beautiful, delicious looking cookies!!!

    Gale

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  9. What a great idea it was to add the chocolate. It does look like the veins in leaves. I will have to remember that.
    I really like your woolen shirt pillows, Jody.
    Take care.

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  10. Thank you for your sweet comments. I wish you could all come over for a cup of tea or coffee and a cookie (or five).

    Jody

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  11. You inspired me and I made cupcakes, I even got my tips out and made leaves on them.

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  12. They are just beautiful, Jody! Thanks for sharing this,
    Deb

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  13. Beautiful cookies! That reminds me that it has been a while since I've played in cookie dough.
    Thanks for the idea.

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