Some of 'em turned out kinda cute. I stole virtually every design idea (except the bad ones - that was all me) from people who post their cookies on Flickr. This is not the first time (and surely won't be the last ) that I will sing the praises of Flickriver. Such a cool toy. So thanks, Flickr posters. I promise I won't sell any of these cookies or otherwise benefit financially from their distribution. I might get a thank-you or two, so I hope my thanks here will be a cut of the profits, so to speak.
I'm pretty sure that I've peaked in terms of cookie decoration. I've reached the limits of my artistic ability and I can't make my hands less unsteady. Now it's about improving technique - making the icing the right consistency, avoiding sticking my hands in a cookie that's not dry yet, cutting down on the sailor talk...
At first glance, it might seem that a snake doesn't quite fit the theme - but anyone in Houston knows that along with new growth and sunny skies come water moccasins and garden snakes. Actually, I should have made some mosquito cookies, since that's what Spring really means to sweet people like myself. As I'm typing, I can count 7 distinct itches originating from different parts of my body. Anyway, the snake fits, okay? It's also something of a signature cookie for me. I love it - snakes don't need a cookie cutter, so you just take the extra dough and roll a couple of flattened ropes. So efficient. And cute, right?
|Watch out for these guys as you trip lightly through the meadows!|
|I shouldn't even post this - disaster cookie - but now he's a disaster with a mohawk. He makes me laugh. Hungrily.|