Oh my word! Easter is less than a week away, which means I better get the hang of this cookie making thing. You may remember that I am learning to make cookies with Wilton. For more on my cookie making adventure, check out my Vanilla Spritz Cookies post.
I started with the 12 cavity cookie pan. They weren’t so pretty. Of course, that couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that I didn’t follow the labeling instructions to fill the cavity 2/3 full. I filled them all the way. Oops.
I sent the picture of my cookies to my good friend, Amanda, who is a veritable cooking genius. She texted me back and said, “Just use a knife to cut off the edges.”
She saved a whole pan from the garbage container, which is where I was about to deposit them.
After a few false starts, I still couldn’t figure out how much dough to use in the cavities. SO I went to Michael’s and bought a Wilton Cookie Scoop. I discovered that one even scoop was just about right. My next batch turned out much better (since I accepted that the instructions are there for a reason).
We iced them to make them beautiful, then the kids quickly gobbled a few and ran off.
CUTE! Okay, now onto the cookie cutters. I am NOT going to lie. I have never (EVER) successfully made cut out cookies. EVER. Of course, as per my usual, I didn’t follow the instructions…. I had extra dough left over from the mold, so I pressed it into the cutters to make the shapes I wanted. They turned out okay. They certainly weren’t as even as a rolled and cut cookie, but they worked. While they were cooling, I used the Wilton Pastel 4 Piece Icing Color Set to color some make some Easter egg colors.
After icing the cookies, the kids and I used the Wilton Flowerful Medley and the Wilton Easter Sprinkle Assortment to decorate them. Did you know that icing can cover a multitude of flaws? LOVE it! Once they were finished, I boxed them up in a treat box and sent them to work with Hubs. I am calorie counting, I can’t have yummy cookies sitting around all the time.
While I am definitely still a cooking making novice, I am confident that given time (and my Wilton cookie making products), I can improve and make yummy and pretty cookies consistently. Isn’t it a real bummer that the kids and I are going to have to make dozens of cookies to get there? I hoping the process is less stressful with more practice. LOL.
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
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