Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a ChambersMade Mess...but tasty

True Confessions...okay so I have this cookie press that lives on the top shelf of one of my cupboards...my sister-in-law gave it to me 4 or 5 years ago and I used it once, the recipe I used was weird, so I packed it up and stuck it back up on that top shelf... (sorry Julie)...


So yesterday, I was thinking...
"I really want one of those tins of Buttery Christmas Cookies with the sugar crystals on top...I wonder if I can find some at the back of some store on super duper clearance?!?!?"

Then, I remembered that I have this cookie press that lives on the top shelf of my cupboard...
Okay...not sure what the problem was the last time I used it...
the recipe that came with the press, SUPER easy....SUPER yummy...
the recipe makes 8 dozen...wow, that's going to be WAY to many cookies...
WRONG...
had some friends over doing hair today
(FYI:  my pink is back!)
and we (or maybe just me) ate just a few, the kids at a TON, I took some to a family that I was taking a meal to tonight...
and now... maybe just 2 dozen are left...(yes, in less than 24 hours and we ate thru 5 dozen cookies...but they're small!)
tonight my husband suggests melting chocolate chips and dipping the rest of the cookies in...and since I have a pile of laundry to fold, I melted the chocolate, spread some wax paper on the counter, and left the kitchen and let the kids have fun by themselves...and yes they were messy at the end, but they had fun, the cookies ended up with more chocolate on them than the kids did...and I got all my laundry folded...






and I got to eat these after I sent the kids to bed...buttery chocolaty goodness...

4 comments:

Linda said...

Oh, yum. I forgot all about my cookie press. Now I'm hungry for those butter cookies. I think mine lives on a top shelf of my cupboard too, but I'm not sure. If only I could google my cookie press to locate it!

Chanonn said...

I think I recognize those shapes...Pampered Chef?

TheSmithHotel said...

Yummy! My cookie press is in the back of my pantry(I always forget about it). We made(Rob, Shelby and I) heart-shaped coffee cake last night(it was a yeast bread). It made 2 and we ate a whole one for breakfast today!

Kiera said...

Chanonn-nope it was packaged by Pottery Barn (the outside tin) but the press and all the directions were Wilton brand...I think all the spritz cookie shapes are pretty similar...