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post #46 of 157
Those cookies are really cute, Chelsea! The baby in the hat is very clever, as others have said. I also really like the inclusion of the sun, and how you designed that one.
post #47 of 157
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Originally Posted by JGMB


I baked over 500 cupcakes yesterday and had to make 3 dozen of those taco cake things and was up til 6 am and back up at 7am?[/quote]

Wow, you deserve some rest!!! One hour of sleep isn't enough. I hope today is a little easier for you.

Oh, and what in the world is a taco cake thing?[/quote]


These things!! I loath them, everytime I make them I raise the price LOL
Candy melt shells with choc. cake and colored coconut in them

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I LOVE THOSE COOKIES!!!! The little baby with the sailor hat is SO adorable!! Did you alter your cutter for that??? so cute!
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post #48 of 157
Those tacos are so cool, KHalstead!!! I can see why you loathe them, though, they look really labor intensive!
post #49 of 157
Great job on those chelsea! I agree, the hat on the baby is an adorable touch!
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post #50 of 157
linedancer, that's a beautiful fall bouquet! I love the texture on the acorn tops!
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post #51 of 157
Thanks, the texture on the acorn tops is also a patchwork cutter.
post #52 of 157
I have some fancier cookies in mind for later this month (time permitting), but for now, here are some very plain molded shortbread cookies. (Made for my husband, who really prefers a plain shortbread cookie to the decorated kind I usually make!)

The sand castle is really WAY TOO BIG for a shortbread cookie (probably a half a stick of butter in that one cookie!) but I didn't have a smaller castle mold.

Too late, I thought of the idea of coloring some of the dough to make bands of color on some of the shells. Maybe next time!
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post #53 of 157
Those are really cute! And they sound delicious . . . mmmmm, butter . . .
post #54 of 157
Thanks, JGMB. At least it gives me a second use for all my candy molds! icon_biggrin.gif
post #55 of 157
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love that sandcastle and shells! Do you have any tricks for getting the dough out of the molds nicely?
post #56 of 157
oh, how cool endymion! I am soooo going to give that a try!

With the deeper molds, should the dough be pressed into just to imprint and shape it but still keep it like a regular sugar cookie thickness or what? I mean, if I were to use the dough and make it as thick as some of the molds are deep, it'd take forever (okay, not really forever) to bake or it would blob out/spread. Am I on the right track with those thoughts?
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post #57 of 157
My shortbread recipe includes cornstarch, so I just dust the molds liberally with cornstarch beore filling. To get the deep ones out, I put a piece of parchment on the counter and then rap them really hard until they release. DON'T fill all the cavities; do one at a time.

Because the cookies can be quite thick (most of mine were about an inch), you have to bake them for a long time at a low temperature -- in my oven, about an hour at 275 degerees. They are ready when the bottoms get slightly brown (tops won't brown at all.)

Edited to add: You really have to use a shortbread recipe rather than a sugar cookie recipe, or else the cookies will blob out and spread.
post #58 of 157
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I've used the NFSC recipe in molds with good baking results... my problem was getting it out of the mold nicely, but it kept it's shape when baking.
post #59 of 157
I'll have to try the NFSC recipe in molds! Good to know! I know they sell those cookie molds -- whatever recipe that comes along with those molds may work, too. Not sure if the overall depth of the mold makes any difference on which recipies will work...(?)
post #60 of 157
I did some santas a couple of years ago. Used a candy mold with NFSC. After pressing the dough into the mold, I put it in the freezer for a few minutes, they just popped out. It did take a few minutes more baking time, but they held their shape.

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