Cookie Lesson

I was asked to give a cookie lesson. Me. I am soooooooo not the expert, but I agreed because we would be doing it at her house and she was baking the cookies. All I had to do was show up and decorate. Armed with the few little pieces of advice I have, I headed over to try and help.

She had made a bunch of fabulous cut-out cookies.

We started with how each time I try to decide on the least number of colors I can use to still have interesting and adequately detailed cookies. Since we were just learning we decided on white, pink, red and black (there were lots of hearts so the first three might have been adequate, but the black would help with the little scottie dog cookies) I am all about saving on clean up later.

I shared my favorite icing recipe from Bake at 350.  I have tried several but this one is so simple I can remember it without having to look at it. It also gives me pretty consistent results.

Here are a few I came up with.

And here are some of hers. (One of the best was the cutest little white scottie dog and that picture turned out totally blurry! Sorry, still getting used to the new camera)

I will be honest, she didn’t need much teaching. She is quite talented. However, I know I didn’t do a great job imparting wisdom because we were old friends who hadn’t seen each other in a long time and we were a little more interested in catching up on things.

One of the best parts was her sweet three year old who was busying himself with playdough and dinosaurs next to us.

So maybe I’m not the best teacher, but I hope this morning was a good place to start. If nothing else I was able to share some of the fabulous resources that are out there for cookie decorators! (See some of the blogs I follow on the right side of the page)