I’m backed up… busy… swamped. I almost didn’t make these, but I skipped last week and didn’t want to miss another Tuesdays with Dorie.
So, I opened the book and was very happy to see that I wouldn’t have to shop for anything. Butter, sugar, powdered sugar, salt, a few eggs and some flour. Easy enough. To decorate.. an egg yolk and some colored sugar. Even better!
Besides, I really needed a reason to show off my new milk glass plate.
Isn’t it purty??
I found it at a local booth type store, you know the kind. A bunch of different dealers pay for space and display their wares. You can find anything from antique furniture to Christmas ornaments and a mountain of stuff in between. Themes range from Victorian to The Fifties to Grandpa’s garage junk.
It’s so fun sifting through stores like this. It’s really hard to find the time though, so I was really happy when I found this little gem, as well as the other plate pictured here. I’m not done though. I’m still on the lookout for a milk glass cake platter. :)
Anyway, enough about my plates, and more about the cookies. They’re good, very good, melt in your mouth yummy.
I found them very easy to decorate. The dough gives you two logs, I cut each log into thirds and worked with one third at a time. I did different colors and also used Turbinado sugar and nonpareils BUT I had a problem with some of them getting too brown. :( So, I only photographed the starlets.
This is a lovely recipe and can be found on pages 131-133.