Our ‘deerly’ beloved eldest turns 30 today. Is there a story behind deer and our family? I ‘herd’ that it is so… These cute, aah.doe.able cookies were cut out using several fabulous and sturdy Ann Clark cutters. As the desired look was to have them be “fawning” over each other, I baked a base of chocolate chip cookie dough (double Nestle semi-sweet batch to make the “ground”- two 9×12″ pan size fit perfectly into a regular BRPboxshop cake box). Long cocktail picks that i added to the back of each deer (after front decoration was complete and dried) lent support to hold these delicate legged creatures upright. Stiff royal icing was used to cover the picks. Icing color was a mix of Americolor Ivory with a touch of chocolate brown. I had a little bit of extra dough/doe after rolling out 31 deer (always make one extra in case of accidents) so I added a few sayings from her early childhood to polish off the delivery.
Such a romantic. He took her on a trip to Paris and, in the most lovely of settings complete with music, he asked her to marry him. Je t’adorABLE!!! At the celebration back home, cookies were served. Paris puns predicted??? Oui indeed. Here is a sampling from the set (yep, I neglected to get photos of the whole bunch before they went out the door. Oops.):
Are you ready for a hiSSSSSSSSterical Pi day? “Count” me and my π.thon in on celebrating our most irrational moment. Now go get you geek on!
Actual cinnamon buns in the oven led to synonym buns. Which got me on a roll that led to some pretty silly cookies. Seriously though, the English language and I have a long and convoluted relationship. Come along while I navigate my cookie-documented IDIOMactic journey!
May this Christmas (and coming year) bring you the joy of toys. May your day be merry and bright. And, remember, daylight hours are getting longer (at least in the northern hemisphere)!
My family will tell you that I can’t leave well enough alone. Always tweaking a recipe, seeing a kids board game and must play it, listening to a travel program and must make plans to go there. Well, apparently, I can’t leave classic song lyrics alone either.
A shout out to all of my hard working, creative, amazingly talented fellow cookiers at this busiest of times!