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post #1 of 23
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I am curious to know what shape cookies you guys are planning on making for Valentine's.

So far I am planning on making rosebuds, hearts, teddy bears love birds and perhaps cupids.

My rosebud cookies are a definite hit. So I am making those ones for sure. And I will most likely use Alice Cookie icing for all my cookies.
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post #2 of 23
Uhhh....hearts. Until I read your post it never occured to me that there are other options out there, hah! Still, I better pace myself--maybe next year I'll be more ambitious. So, for this year, hearts.

By the way, your rosebud cookies are incredible!
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post #3 of 23
Of course, various hearts (sizes, scalloped & plain), X's and O's, lips, butterflies & flowers (done with a valentine "spin"). I even thought for fun to do fish --iced in pink with red scales for my fish-loving grandpa. Really, one could take a lot of shapes that aren't really valentiney, and turn them into something crazy, like valentine pigs or cows for example. The possibilities are endless! Woo hoo! I'm such a geek.
post #4 of 23
Your rosebud cookies are beautiful! What is Alice Cookie icing and where can I get the recipe? How is it different from the regular cookie icing? Sorry for asking so many questions but I am new to all this and don't want to waste my time with recipes that aren't good - tasting or otherwise.
I want to make some heart cookies for the kids at the grief center for valentine's day so I welcome any suggestions on what will make a great tasting and looking cookie.
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post #5 of 23
Alice's icing is in the recipe section on this site. I haven't used it. I really like Antonia's icing for decorated cookies. It's in the recipe section also. If you look in articles, there is a tutorial for decorating cookies and Antonia's recipe is there also. Hope this helps. The No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe is fantastic also, if you are looking for a really good cookie.
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post #6 of 23
Thanks Cindy, I will check out the Recipe section for Cookies etc. Duh, I've checked it out for cakes but didn't look for cookies.
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post #7 of 23
You are very welcome. Check below for links to 2 icing recipes.

This is the link to Antonia's Icing:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1983-210-Royal-Icing-for-Decorated-Cookies.html

This is Alice's Icing:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1961-0-Alices-Cookie-Icing.html
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post #8 of 23
Cindy, thanks again. I've added both recipes to my favorites. I will be trying them both out tomorrow.
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post #9 of 23
Cake_Princess, your rose cookies are very pretty! I love the detail on them.
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post #10 of 23
I love the cookie bouquets, but I need to know how thick you roll your dough, to put in the cookie sticks. Do you roll them out thicker than 1/4 " as you would with regular cookies. TIA
post #11 of 23
Cake_Princess, your rose cookies are so great. I too would like some advice on thickness for cookie bouquets. Also what cutter do you use for the roses.

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where do you find so many different cookie cutters. i would love to have the rose. icon_cry.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:46 am Post subject:
Uhhh....hearts. Until I read your post it never occured to me that there are other options out there, hah! Still, I better pace myself--maybe next year I'll be more ambitious. So, for this year, hearts.

By the way, your rosebud cookies are incredible!




Thanks Lotsoftots, that's why I figured I woud start this thread. To get the creative juices flowing. LOL too funny you said you have to pace yourself.


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Sorry I did not get a chance to reply sooner, Alice cookie icing is not like the usual royal icing type cookie icing. Don't try to flood it to fill the surface of the cookies. It will take forever to dry. But it taste great. All my clients love the taste and they prefer it over the usual royal icing.

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Cookie thickness:
I roll my dough out between two sheets of wax paper and I place cookie sticks around the edges of the paper. This was my dough is never thinner than the thickness of the cookie sticks. The cookie stick will determine the thickness. You can also use dowel rods for this.

Inserting Cookie sticks:
I freeze (not rock solid) my dough before baking. This helps to prevent The Cookies from spreading too much. I also insert the cookie sticks while the dough is still frozen. If the sticks penetrate the back of the cookie. Simply take a piece of dough and patch it. Use your finger to smooth it out a bit.


Cookie Cutters:
I only own one cookie cookie cutter. I find shapes and draw the shape I want. Cut it out then use it as a template along with a sharp knife to make all my cookies. I find cookie cutters are efficient but can be limiting. The rosebud cookies above were not made from cookie cutters.
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post #14 of 23
Cake_Princess, thank you for the heads up on the Alice icing. I was going to make it today to decorate the sugar cookies I made last night.
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post #15 of 23
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Cake_Princess, thank you for the heads up on the Alice icing. I was going to make it today to decorate the sugar cookies I made last night.



Any time Dawn, just remember to post pics.
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