Happy “Summer of Love Cookies” Day

Monday, February 13, 2012

Or Happy Monday. Or whatever day you wish. You know, like that certain day tomorrow when couples are supposed to spend an arm and a leg on flowers and chocolates just to show how much they care ;).


 
As you can probably guess, I’m not really into Valentine’s day, but when I saw the gorgeous heart cookies on Anh’s blog, I just had to make them. Then, as I was surfing for cookie recipes, I found oh-too-cute holiday ice box cookies on Martha Stewart. The recipe there mentions that the ice box cookies are just prettified sugar cookies, so I used my own go-to sugar cookie recipe (the recipe that came out of the box of Star Wars cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma).


In case you're wondering what those flecks in the cookie are, I replaced about 1/3 of the plain flour with wholemeal flour.


I can’t wait to experiment with more patterns and words, and one day hopefully when I haven’t got computer fatigue, I’ll even try to put together a tutorial on how I did the words. In the meantime here’s a rough drawing of how I did the letters “M” and “I” and hopefully you can figure out the rest.








 


Have a great start to the week and Malaysian Monday will appear soon (hopefully). My pal Suresh from 3 Hungry Tummies will be hosting the next round-up, so please send your entries to sureshchong(at)yahoo(dot)com.






14 comments:

Barbara said...

What fun! Love your designs on them and ideas are flowing in all directions!

Lemon said...

These cookies look great, must be a lot of work, not easy to get something so brilliant out of it, congrats.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

There so cute. Must be every girls favourite.

grace said...

SO impressive, shaz! with my luck, i'd go to all the trouble of making these and i'll have spelled something incorrectly! :)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

How fun and so colorful too. Happy Valentine's day.
Sam

Janine said...

gosh i'm not artistically inclined at all and i suck at '3d perception' so this is definitely semething that i won't be able to work out without detailed instructions. your diagrams will come in handy when i attempt these one day, heh

Hungry Dog said...

I thought I commented on this yesterday...maybe I botched the security thing. Oh well, cute cookies, shaz! And, happy valentine's day to you & Mr. Kitchen Hand! xoxo

Juliana said...

Shaz, these cookies are so cute...love how they came out. Love the colors...
Hope you are having a great week :)

3 hungry tummies said...

Great work Shaz! They reminded me of those fimo beads we used to make when I was younger :)

Fiona Reilly said...

Love your work Shaz, there is no way in a hundred years I could jut whip these up on the spur of the moment!

shaz said...

Thanks everyone :) I had such fun, thinking of trying to bake more words soon.

Lisa said...

Oooh...these cookies look so gorgeous, shaz. I love the illustrated tutorial how to get them that way. Without it, I'd be lost! Yay, I can make and impress those I make them for :)

Beth said...

What cute cookies! Although the Star Wars cookies would have been pretty great, too.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Lovely cookies - you always make them look so easy and wonderful. I have to make my own soon. Have a good weekend!