Monday, May 7, 2012

Who says cookies have to be boring?

When I was a kid I always went for the chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies, the sugar cookies were always the ones that seemed to be left over.  They were never anything exciting so it was always easy to pass them right on by. 

When I was asked by a local photographer to make cookies for her grand opening I wanted to do something fun that would catch people's attention. Memories By Jenny does lots of photography, but has also found a nitch in doing boudoir photos so I thought these corset cookies would be perfect.

I found an amazing sugar cookie recipe for the sugar cookies on Annie's Eats that you can find here. It uses fresh lemon zest and vanilla bean in it, they are so yummy and moist!  Annie's Eats also has a great tutorial on piping royal icing onto the cookies and then flooding the cookies with the rest, you can find these tips here. It was like decorating 75 mini cakes for me....quite time consuming but the final product was awesome so it was all worth it.

As if 75 of these cookies weren't enough...I also did 25 fish cookies for a friend who was throwing a baby shower.  The baby shower had a fishing theme for the soon to arrive baby boy.  The cookie cut outs I used were actually suppose to be whale cookies but I made them work as fish.  Even though the shower is for a boy, I wanted to add in some girly touches since the party was also honoring mom.  The cookies were then packaged up with a cute little fishing bobber and handed out as favors.  Too cute!


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