Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday Twosome

Since last I blogged, I have been to Atlanta, Cancun, and my hometown over Thanksgiving. November was definitely time well spent with my husband, my family, and old friends. And I didn't even cook or bake a single thing. So, to make up for lost time, today is a Tuesday Twosome.

First, I should note that this month appears to be the month of cookies. I do not own a single cookie cutter as several years ago I spent my hard-earned money on a Pampered Chef Cookie Press.


To this day, this magnificent kitchen gadget has yet to produce the first cookie. Is it because I have not made cookies since the purchase? Oh no. It just doesn't work. I have not yet determined the type of cookie dough the actually functions well in this press. But when I do, I promise IT'S ON!!! If you have any thoughts or similar experiences about this contraption, please feel free to leave me a comment regarding that. Perhaps we could form a support group. Moving along......


Linzer Sables. Cut with a cinnamon lid. Voila! These delightful cookies are excellent whether plain or smothered in raspberry jam. I failed to buy ground cloves for this recipe even though it was plainly written on my grocery list. I just made up for this deficit with extra cinnamon. I know, I am such a kitchen risk-taker. Ooooooh.


Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies. Grandma knows her stuff. I'd like to call this the "perfect recipe" as I did not have to purchase a single item. Indeed. Perfect. I only baked a few of these as I intend to eat the remainder in a raw dough format. And then I intend to lie in bed at night and ponder how my diet has gone so horribly wrong.

Happy Baking!


6 comments:

Rachel said...

I have the same cookie press and sugar cookies work for me. But you have to put the press flat on the pan/wax paper/parchment and click just once. Then pulll straight up quick and jerky like. Let me know how it goes!
PS great job!

Cathy said...

Yay, you're back!!!! I've got nothing for you on the cookie press front, but I do have lots of duplicate cookies cutters, and I am happy to give you some. I ALWAYS neglect to buy items that are written on my list - burns me up. I am glad that you liked these cookies!

Megan said...

I have the Wilton cookie press (the battery operated one) and I almost threw it out the window the other day - what type of dough ARE we supposed to use? Because everything jams it up!

If I figure it out I'll let you know.

Leigh Ann said...

I have a collection of recipes for use with the Pampered Chef cookie press. Honestly it is a love/hate relationship with the press for many people. Keep on trying and you'll get the hang of it. The biggest tip for cookie press use is the consistency of the dough. It should be much like playdoh. Email me at iamchef dot leighann at yahoo for the recipe collection.

n.o.e said...

I have a bunch of cookie molds, and have no idea what to do with them either! Good luck with your press. In the meantime, your cookies all look awesome.
Nancy

Kathy O. said...

I have the Pampered Chef cookie press as well. I agree with LeighAnn. It has to do with the consistency, but personally I find the temperature of the dough is more important. Too cold, too stiff to go through the press, too warm, just squishes on the press and sticks...