Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Hockey Cookies and a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
A friend asked me to make these hockey jersey cookies for her son, Cole, who was turning 11. They turned out really good but I had to laugh because they looked a lot like the puffy shirt from Seinfeld before the colored icing was applied - not exactly the tough hockey look I was going for! But add a little red and black and they came together nicely.
Last week, I was also asked to make a chocolate chip cookie cake for my friend's daughter's birthday. Julia doesn't care for cake - but quite possibly she hasn't had a really good birthday cake! I'll have to send over some samples I guess!
I took my basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and pressed all the dough into a parchment-lined and greased 14" straight-sided All-Clad saute pan, baked it at 375 until it looked nicely browned and done in the center. It was thicker and definitely better tasting than the cookie cakes you buy at the store and I was told it was delicious and the kids loved it. The flowers and butterflies were made of colored and rolled fondant to match the plates and napkins for the party. The outlining decoration was made of vanilla Swiss Buttercream icing. I didn't have ideal lighting for this photo, but you get the picture! Happy Birthday Cole and Julia!