Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TWD: Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies

Well... not my Grandma's. More like Dorie's Grandma and Dorie's Husband's Grandma.

Semantics aside, this Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Ulrike of Kuchenlatein. Ulrike has a lovely blog and as I'm writing this post, it finally occured to me to try to figure out what the heck Kuchenlatein means... and all I can find in google are kitchen latin or dog latin? Oh well... foreign languages were never my strong suit.

Truth be told... I'm not much of a sugar cookie girl. Particularly not the type of sugar cookies that get decorated, because they always seem hard and flavorless and merely vehicles for decoration. And folks, I take taste over appearance ANY day.

So, when this recipe was announced I was like... oh great.... another opportunity for me to take something that is supposed to be decorated and dolled up and turn it into something very ugly and tasteless. Hooray.

The cookie itself wasn't bad. But... again... it's a crunchy-ish, plain cookie that needs an eye for detail to pretty it up. Better eyes than I have, that is...

Anyway... I did make some stars and christmas trees and decorated them with some food coloring added to some melted white chocolate chips... so, I can at least say my cookies are festive! Check out Ulrike's blog for the recipe!

7 comments:

HoneyB said...

lol, I rarely decorate the way I did for these cookies but I bought snowflake cookie cutters so I just had to. I like crunchy cookies and put almond flavoring in the icing so I am in love with these cookies. Grumpy's not so happy though. He likes soft ones!

Sarah said...

sorry this wasn't for you exactly. i really liked how they turned out. i like the christmas trees...sometimes simple is best!

chocolatechic said...

I let the chips decorate my cookies.

I just don't have the patience.

Engineer Baker said...

I like the drizzle over the trees - so pretty. I wasn't a fan of the texture of the cookie either, so I'm going back to my fail-safe.

Leon Basin said...

I want some freaking cookies... GOSHHH

Jennifer said...

Your cookies look SO good...especially the stars. YUM!

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