March Cookie Challenge: Daffodil Cookies
Well, it’s the last day of March and I am, once again, getting this baking done at the last minute. As you know, we have been moving to our forever (retirement) home, and it’s been the longest move in history. As I write this, all of our things are here at the new house. That’s right. I said here at the new house. We have a lot of work to do.
As for this month’s cookie challenge, I must confess I thought this would be a better April or May cookie, but when I saw my daffodils blooming, it made sense it was chosen for March. This recipe called for royal icing. That’s never been my strong suit as it requires a steady hand. I don’t have one.
Let’s Get Going
I gathered my ingredients and started the process. I followed the recipe but hand-mixed the cookie batter when I couldn’t find my paddle attachment. Lord have mercy on me. This was a pretty easy recipe, so I quickly had my dough ready to roll out. I also couldn’t find my rolling pin, so I improvised and used a heavy drinking glass with a flat side. It worked nicely, just like it did for Grandma. I also used a glass as a cookie cutter. It was the perfect size. Once I had rolled the dough and cut out my circles, I placed them on a well-used stone. No parchment was necessary. The recipe called for making cross marks on the cookie, and I did, but they never produced acceptable results. When the cookies came out of the oven, I remarked them. That turned out well.
Then, it was time for the icing. I prepared the recipe and mixed colors. It wasn’t difficult to apply, but it was difficult for me to draw a straight line. Like I said before, I don’t have a steady hand. That’s why I avoid royal icing cookies at Christmas. These turned out okay. Not the prettiest artwork, but very tasty. I did change the colors – artistic license.
Substitutions (I love them) for this project were mostly used on tools, i.e. glasses for rolling pin and cookie-cutter, and hand-mix for an electric mixer. I also substituted flower colors.
I give this recipe high marks for ease and taste. It’s a great little cookie project as long as you have a steady hand. Now, I have to go. I have some cookies to eat.
Let me know how you did with this month’s challenge. Be sure to tag @southernfamilydecor on social media if you post. I’d love to see your pics! If you would like to join us on this challenge, you can do so, here. When you sign-up, you will receive a guide with all of the Cookie Challenges at a glance, and tablescape ideas with each month’s theme.