For the last two days, the Northwest has been hit hard with snow storms. I have been stranded at home in Seattle due to icy road conditions and I’m getting a little stir-crazy! I’m not complaining too much, though. With my time in isolation I was able to clean all of the house, do all my laundry, and finish this batch of cookies.
Remember the chocolate chip cookie dough I mentioned before? I used it for this batch and the results were fantastic!
I was a little concerned at first because I had difficulty cutting out custom shapes while carving around the chocolate chips, but I managed. Also, the cookies seemed to crack on me and I was worried they were too fragile to decorate. Fortunately, after leaving them out overnight the cookies hardened enough to handle and I was able to work with them.
Now, you might say, “Cute dogs cookies! Who are they?” Well let me introduce you…
This is my dog, Indy. He’s a rat terrier mix found wandering the streets of Indiana (hence his name). He was just skin and bones when I rescued him.
He has since filled out nicely and is so cute that I just want to eat him up! AND now I literally can! I think his ears are his best feature and I tend to bite into them first.
This is my brother’s dog (or “nephew” as I like to say), Toby. He has the most expressive eyebrows and I love his purple nose.
He’s the most kind, playful pit bull I know and I felt he should be on a cookie, too.
These dog cookies were the most challenging batch of cookies to decorate yet. I had wanted to do an animal theme for quite some time but wasn’t sure of what. When I came up with the idea to do the family dogs I wanted the cookies to really resemble them. I made sure to be patient with the details as I was decorating and I’m very pleased on how they came out.