Friday 31 October 2008

Trick or Treat!

Last year, when I had just taken a cookie decorating class, I went a little crazy with buying cookie cutters thinking that I was going to make cute cookies for every holiday / occasion there was. Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it, I had it. Problem is, if you miss the day, you have to wait a whole year before you can use them again.

Having missed Halloween last year then, I was determined not to miss it again this year. Knowing that Halloween falls on a Friday, I carefully planned my evenings to embark on a 4-day cookie making project.

Day 1: Make the dough. Allow to chill overnight
Day 2: Bake the cookies
Day 3: Ice the black and white cookies
Day 4: Ice the orange and black coookies

Since I'm still very much a novice at this, I don't quite have my procedures for decorating cookies down pat. The first few times I tried, I always had to deal with leaky icing bags and usually ended up with more icing on the floor and counters than on my cookies. Now, I've solved the leaky icing bag issue but am still not the neatest cookie decorator around.

Still, I was very happy with the way the cookies turned out. Now if I can just get around to using all those other cookie cutters I purchased....