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 Post subject: Re: Best cookie for more complex cutters
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:00 am 
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Thanks Emilie for the great advice!

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You sound like a great grandpa ---good luck!


LOL. Ahem, I'm just a bit of a late dad....


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:06 pm 
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Emilie. However, I am very much left brained, and my fine motor coordination is not great. I do realize I sabotage myself by not practicing. On the other hand, I am fearless when it comes to changing the recipe to avoid the fine work, which might include cutting even squares for brownies. Now I just bake brownies in mini cupcake pans. Cute and perfect. I can manage a cookie press, probably from all the years of practice making (as my ex called them fried wallpaper paste), beautiful concentric churros.

I agree about the cold dough. I prefer my cookies flat and chewy, but when making them for company, I always try to have the dough very cold when it hits the preheated oven. FWIW, I've also found a difference when baking cookies on a silicone mat and parchment, just a greased pan. I use parchment 90% of the time (I do reuse it and run the pan through cold water to completely cool before going back in the oven. I solved the pan problem by getting two of the 3/4 sheet pans at WS, that I believe you recommended. I love those.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:31 pm 
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Paul, if you want another one to add to the list, I have a Canadian living recipe (that I've never been able to find in google) that was on their cover years ago. It's a shortbread but contains cream cheese. Worked well for me when my boys (now taller than me, sniff) were into cut outs and I like the flavour. Let me know if you want me to type out or scan.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:34 am 
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Paul Kierstead wrote:
Thanks Emilie for the great advice!

Emilie wrote:
You sound like a great grandpa ---good luck!


LOL. Ahem, I'm just a bit of a late dad....
Whoops! Obviously I have potential grandchildren on my mind just a bit too much these days, Paul! :roll:

Emilie


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So, I ended up using James Peterson recipe from "Baking" for his holiday cookies using his recipe for "royal icing". The came out great and my daughter (5) had a blast decorating in the least tasteful way possible, as is right. They are pretty tasty too!


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Paul Kierstead wrote:
So, I ended up using James Peterson recipe from "Baking" for his holiday cookies using his recipe for "royal icing". The came out great and my daughter (5) had a blast decorating in the least tasteful way possible, as is right. They are pretty tasty too!


Awesome. And lol, as my boys are almost 17 and 18 so `least tasteful` takes on a completely different connotation....


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