Saturday, January 8, 2011
Picasso Cookies - A Creative Palate
Phyllis painted these artistic cookies a la Pablo Picasso or Jean Miro for a baby shower! We think that she has put the creative talent she perfected while at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to good use. These cookies are gorgeous and delicious!
Since we find ourselves focusing on cookies lately we thought that it would be fun to share a Master Cookie Recipe once again, so that you can all deliciously express yourselves.
Master Cookie Recipe
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 large eggs
6 1/2 cups flour
1 tblsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup whole milk
Cream the butter and sugars together until creamy and fluffy. Stir in eggs one at a time.
Sift the dry ingredients together. Add to the creamed mixture in two parts alternating with the milk. Mix thoroughly.
Bake as needed on a greased baking sheet in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes about 8 cups of dough.
Here are some cookie variations to try, but don't be afraid to create some of your own!
knead 1 tblsp. cocoa and 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips into 1 cup cookie dough. Shape into 24 round balls and bake.
Stir 1 tblsp. dark molasses and 1/4 tsp. ginger into 1 cup cookie dough. Shape into 24 round balls and bake.
Knead 1 cup flaked coconut and 1/4 tsp. almond extract into 1 cup cookie dough. Shape into 24 round balls and then press flat on greased cookie sheet. Bake.