Before I begin, I have to say that this blog is now officially natemakescookies.com! Tell all your friends!
I made friends with another dessert blogger, Carrie at cookiecarrie.com. We decided to send each other some goods and this is what I decided on:
Cute, but where do you get a moose cutout? IKEA!
Thanks, IKEA, for being there for me. These were in the “Kids Cookies” section of the app, so they should be easy, right?
Easy enough so far.
The consistency at this point was gross.
I’ve bragged about how much I love this bowl. It’s true. However, they don’t make a bowl guard that fits. I assumed it’s because this one is taller than the steel bowl and that it wouldn’t explode with flour.
I was wrong.
Pff! All over me.
By now you should know that I hate rolling dough. I’m terrible at it. It’s hard and my dough is always uneven.
Well let me tell you something! I have been eyeing the Joseph Joseph rolling pin for months because it has rings that help you roll to the perfect thickness! It’s $20, though, and I didn’t want to spend that much on a rolling pin. Well, I was at TJ Maxx the other day and they had it for $10!
Um, my rolling pin only has 1/4″ and 1/16″ rings. WHY?!
Naturally, I used the 1/16″ ring and just tried not to push all the way down. I can’t say I was consistent.
This was going well. UNTIL I REROLLED AND MY MOOSE RIPPED!
Step 9: Bake some moose. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
I didn’t think this was magic dough, but I was a little worried. I didn’t want it to be like that time on Sabrina the Teenage Witch where they made boyfriends out of dough! Imagine 3 moose in my kitchen! Phew…
The glaze was pretty thin. I thought it wouldn’t set, but the recipe said to let it stand for 30 minutes. I put them in the fridge to speed it up.
It still didn’t set! And why is it so swirly light/dark? Why is this happening to me?
Link to original recipe (it doesn’t exist online, so I copied it over from the app)
Yields: 24 (are you crazy?)
I got: 17 (that was lucky)
Start time: 9:25
End time: 12:55 (3 hours, 30 minutes) + 1 hour, 30 minutes the next morning to finish = 5 HOURS!
Martha’s estimated time: 3 hours, 30 minutes.
What did I learn?
- Don’t start cutout cookies if you’re not ready to spend several hours working on them.
- I’m not terrible at cutting out cookies, but they’re still hard.
What do I need to learn?
- Why did my glaze fail? I even added 2 more heaping tablespoons of sugar and it didn’t thicken.
So I ended up not glazing any more of them, including the ones I sent to Carrie. I hope they weren’t stale when they arrived! What did you think, Carrie?
I used every last bit of the dough. When it got too small to make a moose, I made a couple sharks with antlers.
I tried to make my best cheesy kid face.
Ugh, I look like a mess. I spent too long in the kitchen. And I need a hair cut.