Cookie Art – Part II

29 Dec

It has been an annual tradition to do a Cookie Swap at the office shortly before Christmas. Anyone who wishes to participate brings 2 dozen homemade Cookies.

They are laid out on a table and everyone walks around collecting all the various types, and by the time we’re done, we all go home with an amazing assortment! Best of all, when I’m asked “What’s for dessert?” I know I’ll be set for at least a few days!!

This year, I baked a classic Sugar Cookie and decided to try my hand at decorating. I used a few Pignoli Nuts (a.k.a. Pine Nuts, but I like how the Italians say it!) and designed them to look like a snowflake, then dusted with a bit of blue Sanding Sugar.

Other Cookies included Coconut Macaroons, a Chocolate, Pecan and Toffee covered Saltine Cracker “Bark”, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pistachio Shortbread and a Jam filled little pastry that was one of my favorites. The ones cut out in shapes of Raindeer, Candy Canes and Wreaths were also very special. I hope we’ll do it again next year!

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2 Responses to “Cookie Art – Part II”

  1. Dene January 5, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    What a great variety of cookies. I really liked your snowflake design Kim…how creative. I’ll keep this in mind next Christmas when making cookies with Calli.

    • Kim January 12, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Hi Dene, I realized last night I never replied and meant to–got sidetracked while traveling. I think it’s really great that you get Calli involved in the kitchen. I bet the two of you have a lot of fun! I’ll always fondly remember all the times I spent with my grandmother in her kitchen and I’m sure that’s why I am so passionate about food today. I was very lucky that that she lived only 2 doors away!

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