Friday, January 22, 2010


Ever watch 'Wow Wow Wubbzy' with your child? There is a character on there that pops up every now and then and says, "Thats koooooky" which made me think of my post title for today, but also because I'm posting about cookies :)

Sorry I didn't post last night. It was crazy house here. The girls were wild, and Zach was here too. I thought about posting once Bree went to bed, but at 11:30 when she did, I was to darn tired! I sure hope her nap is earlier today so bedtime won't be so late.

Anyways, earlier in the week I was hungry for cookies. I had the ingredients to make some from a recipe I found on a great food blog. I quickly baked them up before having to take Jilly to the doctors that day, with the intentions of icing/decorating them when we got back. But, we all know what kind of crappy day I ended up having (well you know if you read my blog that day I should say), and I never got around to finishing them. I put them in a container for another day. That day finally came yesterday...better late then never. These cookies were not for any special occassion, just to eat, and to try new things on. Unfortunately, I made my icing to thin for decorating, and I was to lazy to fix it so I just did the best I could with what I had made. That said, these are not the prettiest cookies I've made haha, it was still fun to play around with the icing a bit. Here are some pics of my cookie playtime :)

Not my best work, but not horrible either...

I've come to the conclusion that I like MY cookie recipe best so far. Second I think is one from Amanda over at i am baker . I will still probably try some others, just to see what they are like. Mine is a bit of a softer cookie, somewhat like the 'Lofthouse" brand you can buy iced at the grocery store.

I think I will be nice, and post my recipe for you :)

Renee's ravishing cookies:
1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Evaporated Milk, soured with 1 T. Vinegar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 Eggs
5 Cups Flour

Cream the butter & sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add the baking soda to the soured evaporated milk (use a container for this that has some room in it, because when you add these together and stir it grows a bit). Alternatly add the milk mixture, and the flour to the butter, sugar, egg mixture. Mix until combined. This is a sticky dough. You will probably need to chill it a while, I do it in the bowl.
Roll out on a WELL FLOURED surface. Not to thin. Cut out into desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees until done. I don't have an actual time with this recipe, I'd start looking at about 6 or 8 minutes. You don't want them browned, check for a hint of golden color on the bottoms.
Ice/frost however you'd like. I used to only use buttercream icing on them, but recently I gave royal icing a try.
Enjoy :)


P.S. If you try my recipe, please let me know how they turned out and if you liked them. I used to have family & friends request these from me. I used to only make them at Christmas time, and I'd always have to at least triple the recipe!


Amanda said...

I might just have to try that recipe! You did a great job!


Tammy said...

Despite what you say, I think they turned out fantastic! I love the designs you made. I can tell you had fun. I especially love Kelsey and Jilly's cookies. The designs are so cute! Good job!

Danielle said...

I think they look great! They look very yummy, too! I want some! :D