Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cookie Journey Last Thursday!

This post is really last Thursday's Cookie Journey post. Last Thursday was such a bad start to the weekend for me that I got a little delayed in posting these cookies. As it starts to get warmer in the desert, I start to have major allergies. They pretty much knock me down, and every year it takes a couple days to get it together. So, now that I am back to myself again, I will also post our Cookie Journey tomorrow also, so we will be caught up, and on schedule!!
I wanted to make some spring time cookies because I love spring colors, and I came across some mini melt mints that I couldn't resist, and I wanted to use them somehow.
 Hello Spring! Cookies
When I first starting making these cookies I started with this:
and I added this to the top:
These are the mini melts, but I left them whole, except 
for a couple in the middle, but I didn't like the look of the
whole melts and I didn't particularly like the white icing.
I thought maybe I would try to use the colors of the mini melts.
After all, these are the spring colors I loved in the first place.
So I outlined the first cookie in pink. But instead of just straight pink
I thought I would try something different.
I squeezed all the white frosting from the pastry bag,
and filled it with pink frosting, without making sure the
white frosting was all out. I outlined the cookie, and ....
then filled it in like we did in one of our first posts.
I love the look!
We might want to remember this if we do any
tie dye 60's cookies in the future!
Then I took two mints in each color, and chopped them into
very small pieces, and ...
centered them in the middle of the cookie!
I actually chopped the mints before I decorated
the cookie, so I would be ready to put the pieces
on the cookie while it was still wet. I only used about
half of what I chopped. I used the rest for the next cookie.
Then I made a yellow cookie, and...
decorated it with the chopped melts.
And, you know I had to make a green one.

These are all the colors of the melts.
I think they turned out pretty good.
Here is one important thing I learned: Remember when we talked about filling
in the frosting? I discovered that the outline of the pink cookies show
too much for my liking. I prefer the smooth to the edge look.
The outline showed because, #1-It is very dry here, and everything dries too quick,
and #2-while I was filling in the petals on one side of the cookie, the outline
was drying. So when I frosted the green and yellow cookies, I outlined them,
and then filled in going around the entire cookie, essentially filling in the entire
cookie at one time, instead of a section at a time.
I hope that makes sense!
I really thought the filling would be more effective doing it section by section,
but it is not. That is what this cookie journey is all about~discovering what
works, trying to figure out why, and then practice, practice, practice until
we get it right.
I know we can do it!!

Tomorrow is Cookie Journey Thursday again,
and I'm thinking St. Patrick's Day cookies!!

Thanks for joining me!


Melissa Bo said...

Great photos! Your cookies look so good! =)

AndiWinslow said...

I think you did a wonderful job. I tried this once and that is far as it got. Bu never give up I may try again. andi