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How do i make this COOKIE!? KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59255 posts
12th Feb '13

heart-of-the-country-valentines-cookie-0



A cookie this shape and similar in size.
(maybe a bit smaller)
Already butchered one batch of dough :x
(i just need help with the cookie, i know the frosting and he has the edible ink markers)



I flatten 'n try to shape it but it's still.. blobby.
Do i need to find a large, rectangular cookie cutter?
Do i need to do something different with my dough?
Am i not letting it cool long enough on the sheet?
They're sugar cookies for goodness sake :x



We're making these, but my son's doing 'em for his v-day party at school (on thursday)
and i can't for the life of me get them that size/shape, with out breaking or something.



HELP!

Ava&Alice 2 kids; San Antonio, TX, United States 12696 posts
12th Feb '13

I read somewhere to let it rest on the cookie sheet for at least 2 mins or so before moving to a wire rack to cool before frosting. I would also suggest a cookie cutter in that shape, it would be easier than molding a rectangle by yourself. Good luck!

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59255 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Damon Loves Elena:" I read somewhere to let it rest on the cookie sheet for at least 2 mins or so before moving to a wire ... [snip!] ... I would also suggest a cookie cutter in that shape, it would be easier than molding a rectangle by yourself. Good luck!"


mannn! I did let 'em rest like that :( i think mine are just too...thin? hmpff.
i'm definitely going to go look for a cookie cutter when we're out today.

<3. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 645 posts
12th Feb '13

Use fondont, then in the baking isle they have pens for writing on food. Badda bing badda boom..




-cake boss it awesome lol

Ava&Alice 2 kids; San Antonio, TX, United States 12696 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting KNZ.:" mannn! I did let 'em rest like that :( i think mine are just too...thin? hmpff. i'm definitely going to go look for a cookie cutter when we're out today. "


They might be to thin. Maybe make a thicker dough but not to thick and then let it rest.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59255 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting 3 girls tormenting 1 boy :" Use fondont, then in the baking isle they have pens for writing on food. Badda bing badda boom.. -cake boss it awesome lol"


that's the part i know how to do. we already have the markers 'n everything.
i need help making a cookie that won't fall apart.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
12th Feb '13

It looks like a giant pop tart lol.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
12th Feb '13

I'd probably refrigerate the dough so it gets a bit stiffer and then use a rolling pin.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
12th Feb '13

What about a large heart? I found mine at Target last year (I think)...

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59255 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Damon Loves Elena:" They might be to thin. Maybe make a thicker dough but not to thick and then let it rest."


just googled it, guess i could've done that first :P
says to roll it out 'n then just cut it into rectangles..duh haha :P

Ava&Alice 2 kids; San Antonio, TX, United States 12696 posts
12th Feb '13

Also you should freeze or refrigerate them for about 15 mins prior to baking.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59255 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" I'd probably refrigerate the dough so it gets a bit stiffer and then use a rolling pin."


yeah, last time we made sugar cookies i followed a different recipe that had me refrigerate it for an hour + 'n roll it out. this one didn't, and was definitely different to work with.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting KNZ.:" yeah, last time we made sugar cookies i followed a different recipe that had me refrigerate it for an hour + 'n roll it out. this one didn't, and was definitely different to work with. "


Did you ever figure out your big cafe cookie?

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59255 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" What about a large heart? I found mine at Target last year (I think)..."


he wants to make them a "letter" though.
we aren't decorating til tomorrow,
but doing 17 personalized letters (he's in first grade), definitely wanted to get the baking done today.

<3. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 645 posts
12th Feb '13

Oh okay... Hmmm what about just pre made cookie dough? thats what I would do. Then ya cookie racks are always good for cooling. But if you want to do homemade then here are a couple ideas:



MOIST SUGAR COOKIES



1 1/2 sticks butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sour cream



Mix ingredients to form dough. Chill dough. Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to make cookies. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.




GRANDMA'S "DOUBLY DELICIOUS" PEANUT
BUTTER COOKIES



1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1/2 to 3/4 c. peanuts, chopped (optional)
1 tbsp. cinnamon (optional)
1 banana (makes cookies moist and richer) (optional)



Mix all ingredients together except for the flour. Mix until batter is creamy and smooth. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time, until ingredients are completely mixed together. Mix for about 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure that it is mixed thoroughly. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Make criss-crosses on each ball with a fork dipped in sugar, making sure not to flatten the ball all the way. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake.