Friday, January 15, 2010

Snowflake Cookies

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Last weekend was a friend's 40th birthday party. I helped her put it all together...well, as much as she would let me. She kept putting a stop to some of my big ideas! She is a very simple and practical person so she wasn't willing to go to the lengths I wanted in order to throw a party no one would soon forget. We used a snowflake theme since her birthday is in the winter and I would've happily turned her living room into a winter wonderland but she wasn't going for it. Too bad!

One of the things she did let me do was make hundreds of snowflake cookies. I honestly don't know what I was thinking when I decided this would be a great idea right after the holidays but since there is no one around here who makes decorated cookies or cakes I felt we would just have to dig deep and learn how to do this ourselves.

Every evening after the Little Prince was in bed we would work for a couple of hours rolling out dough, cutting out snowflakes, baking, mixing, icing, decorating and wrapping!

I learned a lot from doing this: I am capable of going an entire week without decent sleep or food. The Suburban Prince can be bribed with cookies. The Little Prince is happier when he has my full attention. Don't over mix your royal icing.


My dining room table was looking like a cookie factory!


Finished cookies on the drying rack!


Not a bad first effort considering I had never used royal icing in my life! I know now how much time this sort of thing takes and how the icing handles so my next attempt will be a lot better I am sure!


We packed them in silver boxes and finished them with ribbon and snowflake stickers. My friend wouldn't let me do more than this to decorate them. I tried to explain that if less is more, imagine how much more more would be but she wouldn't budge!


We also baked and decorated her cake so those photos will be coming soon!


Have a fabulous day!

24 comments:

Sally said...

Those cookies look so yummy!

Pink Martini said...

They turned out great!!! :) Don't you just love silver dragees?

Nikosmommy said...

Well done! they look pro-fessional!

Sherrie said...

Those look awesome!

Town and Country Mom said...

The cookies are beautiful--you are going to be "in demand" for lots of events!

Danielle said...

Those are SOOOOOOO cute!!!

melissa said...

Your cookies look FABULOUS!! I know just how much work it takes and it's especially hard your first time around. You did a wonderful job and love the packaging too!

Jo said...

They turned out wonderfully! You did a great job. The sweet little boxes with the ribbon and snowflakes are the perfect package!

Jo

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh I wish I was your neighbor... I would love to have one of those cookies!

Beth Dunn said...

U R A PRO!
xoxo
SC

thepreppyprincess said...

Because we did tv for years, we sometimes skip ahead to the pictures when reading a post. Honestly? We thought these were purchased from a professional bakery. They are that good. Can't imagine how they must taste, they are clearly yumalicious.

You are such a star Miss Princess, you should be doing this as a side business!
tp

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Those cookies truly turned out GORGEOUS!!!

New England Girl said...

Your cookies are absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could sample one. :) They look heavenly... and I bet they smell SO delicious. :)

OceanDreams said...

Yummy and so cute at the same time! I want some!

knitwit said...

Those cookies are gorgeous, and so is the packaging! I wish I had that kind of patience. I can bake, but I'm not quite so blessed with the presentation skills!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Those cookies are beautiful! Great job!

ProjectHope7 said...

wow! I can't beleive this was your first time making these kind of cookies!!! They are gorgeous! You did an amazing job, but it is more valuable because it was a gift of love!
I have a bold question to ask you.!!!
I just started a project(slowly getting off the ground) before Christmas.(Operation~Blessing Brigade)... I "adopted" the entire platoon of 50 army soldiers, who are serving with a friend of mine in Iraq, in one of the very dangerous areas.It happened because my heart was very broken when I received several requests from my friend there who asked for letters and care packages for his fellow soldiers as they have hardly received anything from anyone, and he really wants to see them ministered to. My first project was for Christmas. EveryoneI asked to join in was busy with other things and others needs, which is understandable. So I was able to get a corporate sponsor who helped to ship 2 indivdually wrapped brownies to each soldier. that may not sound like much, but it was received with joy and devoured immediately. I found out it was the only thing they received for Christmas! So you can imagine how my heart broke. Sooooo, I am on a quest to find caring men and women to help encourage and bless this friend of mine and his platoon. Would you and your friends be willing to make cookies for my friend and his troop in time for valentines??( which would mean it would have to be sent in the next 2 weeks due to shipping time.) troops are not allowed to receive homemade goods unless they know the person, but I beleive I can trust and ask you. I will tell you more if you are interested and email me. Thanks so much! PS I am putting together a website for the project and will get blog mention if you participate. thanks.
cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

ProjectHope7 said...

ps i just saw how long that note was. sorry!
cathy b

Denise Burks said...

Beautiful. Blue food is hard to pull off!!!

Good job! Seriously!

From a fellow suburbanite ...

Denise Burks

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Miss Janice said...

My goodness, those looked like they were made by Martha Stewart! Cute!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

Wow! For your first time those are amazing. Great job.

Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe said...

Great job! Love snowflake cookies.

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

Those cookies are seriously the cutest and most delicious looking things ever!!

xoxo!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

wow those turned out incredible!