Thursday, June 23, 2011

Random Cookies - a Test Batch

Just when I thought I'd have some spare time to get my baking on, life throws you a curve ball. The kids need more of your attention, work gets busier and plans get made.

Before Easter I made 4 batches of sugar cookies.  About half of them were turned into the Easter cookies in the previous post and the remaining half were developed into squares, rectangles and scalloped circles.  They were baked and packed away carefully in the freezer. About 4 weeks later they emerged and the test was to see if they would be as fresh coming out as they were going in.  They were!  They tasted fresh baked and were moist and flavorful.

I sometimes struggle with how to decorate a naked cookie and most of the time draw a blank.  I draw inspiration from a lot of other magnificent bakers and hope to aspire to their talents one day. Practice makes (almost) perfect so with this recent batch, I just wanted to get the icing flowing and see what happened.

Below are many of the cookies that came from this test batch.  Some I'm thrilled with and will move forward with some of the designs/techniques.  Others were just so-so.

Michael got to take a big batch of flowers to work and some of our neighbors received plate-fulls of cookies. As much as we'd like to, we just shouldn't eat them all.


  1. You are truly amazing Dee!

  2. Wow....these look so beautiful and professional. You should really start a business with all of that talent!

  3. Thanks Kellie! I might jsut send you a test batch to test out shipping! I'll let you know first. Hugs to you and the family!

  4. Thank you Anonymous! Actually, I'm working on getting my kitchen permitted and will be starting a small business soon. Keep checkig back for details!

  5. I can't believe how talented you are. Let me know when you are up and running. I will be ordering cookies from you!