June 11, 2009

Baseball Cookies to Celebrate the End of the Season

Last year around this time I was reading Recipegirl's blog and she had made these adorable baseball cookies. So, I made a mental note to remember them for this year, and since my mental notes often get "lost" I also bookmarked the web page. Well, that was not necessary because she mentioned on Twitter that she had made them again this year! With my memory being "jogged", I knew what I wanted to bring to My Youngest's end of season party.

Decorating cookies is another cooking challenge for me. I love cool, decorated cookies. I am often in awe over the creativity people have who make them. Thankfully, for my first real attempt at this type of cookie, I had the very thorough instructions provided by Recipegirl!

In order to ensure I would have plenty of time to bake them and ice them without being rushed I started the process on Sunday. I used her No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe. It was a cinch to put together and while she did have a great tip for rolling them out prior to chiling the dough, I had the time so I allowed it to chill first. Rather than add more flour to the cookies, which never turns out well, I used her tip to roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper. That worked beautifully! No extra flour needed.

For the icing, I referred to the same one Recipegirl used - Martha Stewart's Royal Icing. This allowed me to get some more practice using some of the Wilton piping tips that I've picked up here and there. I must say the basic process of creating the outline and flooding the cookie with the icing was very simple. After piping on the stitches, I have a whole new appreciation for people who make dozens and dozens of these type of cookies. I only made 18 and it took me close to 2 hours with various interruptions.

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They aren't perfect, but I must say I am very proud of myself! They turned out so much better than I could have hoped. The kids were happy with them, My Youngest saw them and told me the were "so special". I'll be keeping that compliment in my mind for a long time to come. I do feel a bit more confident that I may be able to attempt another design next time now that I've tried it. Thanks, to Recipegirl for her awesome instructions!!!

Be sure to check back in on Friday, I've got a fun giveaway I'll be announcing... my only hint right now is to get those recipes using salsa ready to share!

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17 comments:

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Your cookies look great! 2 hours well spent, I must say

RecipeGirl said...

Great job with them!! Believe me, I hear ya on the 2 hour time frame. They take FOREVER to make. Did the kids appreciate them? Our team was excited to get ours.

HoneyB said...

I bet the kids loved them (and adults also!) I agree, it does take a long time to decorate!!

Kristin said...

Very cute- my daughter's bday is on Saturday, also a softball game day- I wonder if I could pull these off for then???

Mary said...

Very cute and great job. I'm sure they were appreciated.

LaDue & Crew said...

Fabulous Patsy! I think you rocked it!

Melbourne jobs said...

so cute softball pastry.. Love it!

Girl Japan said...

These are adorable Patsy!!!! You did a fab, fab job!!!! I agree, two hours well spent!

Melbourne jobs said...

so cute softball pastry.. Love it!

Debbie said...

These are ADORABLE! You've got your no-fail cookie recipe and your frosting recipe from the Queen of the Kitchen - how can you go wrong? And your cookies look great!

Leslie said...

I think you did a wonderful job!

Deborah said...

Haha - I made a mental note of RecipeGirl's cookies, too - hoping that one day I have a boy that plays baseball! Your cookies turned out very cute.

online learning said...

fantastic...s

Megan said...

Your cookies turned out pretty darn special indeed! I remember once making cute decorate sugar cookies for a class pary where was more then plenty of treats. I saw a kid take 2 bites of my time consuming cookie and throwing the rest way. I was crushed. Never again I told myself. At least not for kids who have more then enought and thought my cookie could be thrown away. You see, frosted sugar cookies are one of my favorite altime cookies and I wish I had a couple of those right now. I would appreciate very time consuming moment you spent in these! Looks beautiful!

Irene said...

These look so awesome! I can never decorate cookies and I admire your talent!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Those are adorable! I'd love to make with my nieces when I visit home soon. What a cute gift it would be for their dad.

AMA said...

Good looking cookies i must say!

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