As I have said before, one of the main things that drew me to pastry was the artistry of it all. A butter cookie, although seemingly simple, can be a blank canvas on which to create pretty much anything. All you need is a fun cookie cutter, now found in such unique shapes from winter sleighs to leaping frogs, some cookie dough, and batch of royal icing. So grab your favorite cookie cutter and let’s get started.
I love to decorate cookies, (this is where I really let my creativity fly) and it is one of the staples that I offer at work. To keep it interesting and exciting, I change the cookies seasonally, offering a fun new item in our showcase every couple of months. In the fall I create maples leaves dusted with red, orange and yellow sugar, winter brings mittens and a version of these snowflake cookies, with spring comes daisies and ladybugs, finished by watermelons slices for the summer. Really, the sky is the limit. (more…)