Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rainbow Cookie cheat

I received a few queries about the rainbow cookies in last week's post. Don't tell anyone, but they were a total cheat!

My car was in the shop, and the oven wasn't working for half the afternoon. Instead of trying to bake a cake on the grill, I just covered store-bought semi-circular cookies with an icing made of confection sugar, water, and a few drops of food coloring.

I'm going to spare you the wordy instructions, and just post pictures of the process. The cookies were a big hit. I may need to cheat like this more often!

A wooden coffee stirrer makes the perfect applicator. It was a much easier and more accurate method of adding a very thin coat of frosting to the cookie than the spoon or butter knife.

It was important to use only a very thin layer of frosting, because the store-bought cookies were sweet enough to serve plain. (After all, the manufacturer expected them to be served as-is.)

Of course, these can be made with home-made cookies, or round cookies cut in half. But that wouldn't be cheating very much, would it?

Works for Me Wednesday header at post is part of the Works for Me Wednesday group writing project.)
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Orthonomics said...

I did rainbows with the kids, but my son ended up mixing all of his colors for an olive green. So, I pulled out the sprinkles for a quick fix that he could take care of. :)

BTW-The frosting turned out this time.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Elizabeth, from Table for Five, MomReviews, and MomCooks, and I found your site through BlogRush! After I finished drooling over the cookies, I glanced at the sidebar, saw the doll house strollers craft, and couldn't believe my eyes-brilliant! My daughter is only 2, but I already want to start making doll house stuff for her :) i subscribed to your feed and I'm hoping to be able to sit down and go through more of your tutorials later this evening!

Juggling Frogs said...

Sephardi Lady,

That olive green must have been for the branch in the dove's beak this week! Very appropriate; he should be congratulated on his use as color as a metaphor!

I'm glad the frosting worked better this time. It really requires shortening, not margarine, to get it stiff enough to use for decorating cakes.


Thanks! Who says cheaters never prosper?

Wow! Thank you so much, and welcome! And to think, I almost deleted that blogrush do-hickey this morning, because I didn't think it was working!

I hope you and your daughter enjoy the dollhouse crafts, projects, and recipes as much as my daughters and I have done!

Orthonomics said...

Good take. Shortening really works wonders and since I bought it, I've also managed to make two pies from the crust up.

Juggling Frogs said...

Sephardi Lady,

I just bought a bunch of the new trans-fat-free shortening, and plan to use it in frosting soon.

I hope it behaves as well as the regular stuff.

Orthonomics said...

Let me know if it works. I saw trans-faat free Crisco at the grocery store last time.

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