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Hi everyone! I am just home from Girl's Camp! I am still feeling exhausted after 3 days home, thus the lateness of today's post!
This year at camp, I was asked to make the girls special cookies as a handout to go with the speakers who were there to talk about the temples of our church. They needed to be beautiful and delicious and there needed to be about 125 of them!
The problem is that I am not a terrific cookie designer. I can decorate with the kids and have some fun, but this was a different story. In the end though, the cookies came out really beautiful, there were lots of compliments and my stress over the entire project was relieved! Here are some of the tips I learned as I worked on this project, plus another idea that I came up with for the 4th of July.
Because we had special diets involved, I made all of the icing the same, without milk or butter and without meringue powder. That way I didn't mix anyone's diet's up. Also, I always baked and decorated the gluten free cookies first so that there would be no residue of wheat, etc where I was working. We didn't have anyone actually diagnosed with celiac disease, but there were people who knew that they felt better if they ate a certain way, (gluten free or lactose free or vegan) so I didn't have to worry too much about killing anyone but I did want to accommodate their diets.
You would think that after all of those cookies, I would be finished with baking cookies for awhile. Especially since it is summer! But with the 4th of July coming, I decided to make a few more. Nothing too fancy this time, but I have some extra white chocolate lying around so I decided to try to make a little something to dress these cookies up.
No matter how quickly you have to decorated the cookies, a little extra touch can elevate them, as well as putting them on a special tray or platter!
Do you have any secret tips that make us non-professionals make our cookies look better? Drop a hint or 2 in the comments!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!