Sunday, July 3, 2011
4th of July Cookies
First, I tried doing the tie-dyed design that I saw on The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. Her's were so cool looking in a rainbow design, but I altered mine to use more patriotic colors (I've got to do the rainbow ones one day.....they're so cool looking!). For a great tutorial on how do to the tie-dye effect, check out The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle.
The other design I ended up trying was inspired by the cover of Martha Stewart.....the one with the fireworks cookies. Since I had already piped a red border on all of my cookies, I decided to do a red background on mine, instead of the white that Martha used.
Bake at 350. She did a great job explaining them, and hers came out beautifully!
The mistake I made with these guys was not looking at the cover of the magazine again before doing them. I didn't even realize that I had done these wrong until after they had starting setting up. Basically, instead of making fireworks cookies, I ended up making spiderweb cookies in patriotic colors.....oops!! I should have been alternating toothpick drags from the center out, and from the outside to the center. Instead, I just did toothpick drags from the center out.......so I guess when Halloween rolls around I'll know how to do spiderweb cookies :)
Well, off to go make the rest of the desserts I've got planned for the 4th......it should be great having the oven on in this 100 degree weather!!
This post is linked to:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
A Themed Baker's Sunday
These Chicks Cooked
Sweets for a Saturday