Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I decided to give them a try for Valentine's Day. Cookie Friend and I are always saying, "KISS--Keep It Simple, Silly!" This time I listened to my inner voice and only made hearts, lips and hands.
Rather than the traditional pink and red with an occasional purple color scheme, I tried to match some tissue paper that I had for wrapping presents.
The cookies were met with rave reviews by the grandkids and my daughter and daughter-in-law. Actually, the granddaughters asked for a second chocolate chipper rather than accepting a cute baby cookie that was made with the traditional sugar cookie dough. I resisted the cookies as long as I could, but I did cave and try a small heart myself. Yowza, they are good!
I don't feel like they held their shape and kept crisp edges. I also don't believe they made a very clean backdrop for the icing designs. However, I will be doing these again using simple shapes . . . perhaps Easter Eggs.
I wish I had a picture of the grandkids eating the hand cookies. The cutout heart created a good handle for toddlers! Even the 19 month old was able to grip that cookie from first bite to the last.