Inspirational cookies….

December 25, 2009 at 7:00 am 12 comments

The festive mood inspires even amateur bakers like me! I made a Cookie Bouquet  for a friend’s daughter’s birthday with Deeba’s sugar cookie recipe; A very simple and easy-to-make recipe. Thanks Deeba for the recipe and many others from your blog which inspire me to bake!

I had fun decorating the cookies and making the bouquet.The cookies were decorated with colorful icing recipe from here and sprinkled with colored sugar.

I made a batch of chocolate sugar cookies too to save on my decoration time since I made around 70-80 cookies; just used simple silver dragees for the chocolate cookies.

For the bouquet I inserted wooden skewers as the cookie ‘stems’ into the cookies before baking. After cooling them I wrapped each one with small cellophane bags and sealed them with small red ribbons.I used a cute embroidered pink pen holder for the bouquet base; Inserted some garden sponge to hold the cookie stems. I cut thin strips from a green craft paper to cover the garden sponge.

A little bit of hard work and patience, but in the end worth all the efforts! The cookie bouquet made for a wonderful ‘edible centrepiece’ for the party! 

The baking bug continued and I made these lovely Choco scrolls from The Cooking Ninja. I did not have Hazelnuts when I first made them; used Pistachios instead of hazelnuts. The whole family loved the delectable scrolls, my father even wnet a step ahead and said he thought they were from the bakery! J This time I found some hazelnuts so I used 50-50 hazelnuts and pistas for the dough.(Taste wise both were delicious, but I think the pista scrolls won in the visual department with the lovely light green- brown combination) These scrolls have now become a  favorite in my house and thank you Pamela for this recipe!

This is my first of the 7 posts for the Blog Marathon initiated by Nupur (and also my first Auto-scheduled post since I am traveling upto 27th!) Thanks Nupur for motivating me to post on this  much neglected space!

Entry filed under: For the little wonders, For the sweet tooth, From the bakery.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nupur  |  December 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Oh what a sweet post 🙂 I absolutely love the cookie bouquet, and can imagine how it would be the perfect centerpiece for a kids’ birthday party.

    The scroll/pinwheel cookies have been on my to-make list for a long while…yours look wonderful.

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    • 2. My foodcourt  |  December 29, 2009 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks Nupur.and thank you for inspiring me to get back to blogging!

      Reply
  • 3. Sowjanya  |  December 25, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    I look for ways to use my nutella and buy some more 🙂 I should try this with Nutella. Nice color combo..

    Reply
  • 4. Linda  |  December 26, 2009 at 3:02 am

    That bouquet is a masterpiece!!! All the cookies look so festive — I especially like the idea of pistachio-choco srolls 🙂

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  • 5. outofthegarden  |  December 25, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    That bouquet is a masterpiece!!! All the cookies look so festive — I especially like the idea of pistachio-choco srolls 🙂

    Reply
  • 6. notyet100  |  December 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    lovely post will be glad if u send this over for jingle event at my blog

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    • 7. My foodcourt  |  December 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm

      thanks and will send it over

      Reply
  • 8. Sheetal  |  December 27, 2009 at 1:20 am

    That’s perfect for gifting too … very pretty, festive! Those scrolls look absolutely cute ..

    Reply
  • 9. My foodcourt  |  December 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Sowjanya, Sheetal, Linda: Thank you for the kind words

    Reply
  • 10. Madhuli  |  December 29, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Sowjanya, Sheetal, Linda: Thank you for the kind words

    Reply

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