28. June 2011 · Comments Off on Cookie crazy · Categories: Food

My dear husband got me one of these for my birthday:

It’s for squirting icing onto cakes in pretty patterns, and also for making cookies in lots of different little shapes.  And it is loads of fun.  Here are some of my first cookies:

These are a really basic sweet cookie – I’m looking forward to trying out some variations, but I can see that you can’t just use any old cookie recipe in this thing.  The dough needs to be the right consistency for pressing, plus it needs to be really buttery so that the cookies don’t stick to the cookie tray (you can’t grease the cookie tray, otherwise the little buggers just WILL NOT STICK when you’re pressing them out).

I also made some cheesy ones:

Which are delicious, but they went quite soft after I stored them in an airtight container.  Right after baking they were wonderfully crisp on the outside and a little soft and chewy in the middle, but now they’re kindof soft all over, which is disappointing.  So, I need to figure out how best to store these ones.

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