So fun for flag day! Great job!
These look great!! Perfect flags!Would you mind checking out my blog? :D http://ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com/
Aw, too bad that you're having troubles in the kitchen! I have been having trouble with things containing egg yolks setting properly in the past few weeks. Wish I knew why, but I don't!Anyway, these cookies look fantastic! I hate how long it takes to do stuff like this, but these certainly look like they were worth the wait!
Those are the most beautiful flag cookies I"ve ever laid eyes on!
That sounds frustrating! For years I decorated and sold cookies to my family & friends for extra money. Believe me, I KNOW how much work & time it takes. So much more time than anyone would believe. If I had an order for a few dozen cookies, it would take me 3 or 4 days to complete them, especially if they were a complicated design and required a lot of drying time. Making the dough, rolling out the dough, cutting the shapes, baking them, cooling them, making the icing, dividing & coloring the icing, applying icing on the cookies, drying, applying more icing, drying again, packaging, making custom tags, bows, ribbons, boxing them up....Ahhhh!!!! I stopped taking orders. It just got to be too much. I never thought I'd get sick of decorating cookies but I did. So I very much admire your stellar work on your flag cookies and I totally appreciate how much effort you put into them. Beautiful cookies.
Those look perfect!
Thanks to all of you! Of course I picked the prettiest of the bunch for the photo shoot :)Heidi - I think only those who have actually done it (or seen the process, like my husband who shakes his head in disbelief each time I sit down to decorate) know what is involved! I got a phone call for a baking order yesterday and was SO relieved when she said "fruit tart" and not "50 decorated cookies"!!
Those are some time intensive cookies, but so pretty!
Great job! These cookies look delicious, and store-bought! Have you ever tried making USA Flag Pizza? It's patriotic and fun for the kids!
Miss!!! They are amazing! And trust me I admire AND APPRECIATE EVERYTHING that comes out of your kitchen! Coming from someone who has VERY little baking talent....I just wish I had a fraction of yours...and the best part is everything tastes as GREAT as it looks!!!
do you bake on a silpat? some recipes (like my shortbread cookies) will spread too much if i bake them on a silpat, so I have to use parchment instead. not certain why o.O
Natalie - Yes, I always use a Silpat and never had this problem before. I think it's because I doubled the recipe. Since then I've made the same recipe (doubled) and added an extra 1/4 cup of flour or so and it worked! Things are going a bit better this week...but the week's not over yet!
I don't know much about the science of baking, but I have heard that sometimes when the humidity is high it's necessary to add extra flour to a given recipe. I tend to go ahead and add extra flour to any rolled cookie or bread recipe when it's hot and humid out. I don't have air conditioning and my kitchen is always sweltering and humid so I've learned what I can and can't make given certain weather.The cookies look great regardless of any blunders! I recently baked and decorated 20 wedding cake sugar cookies for a friend's bridal shower and they took HOURS from start to finish. Honestly, I don't know how anyone can enjoy decorating cookies on a frequent basis. I've only done it twice now and it drives me crazy after the second or third cookie. I love the result, but I think I'm a bit too impatient for cookie decorating.