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Wow, My Cookie Clinic has reached 100 blog posts in just 20 months. Writing is not something that comes easily to me so I find it amazing that I have written 100 posts, as I sometimes struggle with writer’s block. No doubt, there will be no novels in my future. Creative writing was a fascinating class in high school and luckily my blog writings are not getting a grade. As for my photography, it's still a work in progress. To those of you who have followed my blog from the beginning, I truly appreciate your loyalty. To new followers, thank you for subscribing and I invite you to visit the index page and take a tour of older posts. We love to meet new people at the Clinic and invite your friends to drop by sometime.

I discovered cookie decorating three years ago when I was searching YouTube for a video on decorating cupcakes. See, I wanted to pipe frosting onto cupcakes with a fancy swirl like those seen in a bakery. I stumbled upon a video demonstrating how to pipe dots onto a cookie. It looked like fun and gave it a try. Suddenly, I was bitten by the cookie decorating bug. Much to the delight of family and friends they enjoy the goodies from my cookie passion.

What I like about blogging is that I am the boss. I can choose to write about anything I’d like. The anecdotes on the posts vary but I’m often drawn to write about childhood memories and my family. The blog is a way of telling my nephews about their fathers’ childhood. They refer to me as the family investigator from my years of researching our family history. The guys are fascinated by facts I’ve discovered about our ancestors and I thought there were probably things they would find interesting about our current family. Isn’t that what sisters are for to spill the beans about brothers? My family stories are similar to everyone else’s so I hope they rekindle your own childhood memories. Stay tuned for the next 100 posts.

These cookies are a simple square cookie upon which I traced a design. This is the first time I’ve used this decorating technique. It takes a little more time but I like the effect of the raised design on the cookie.


Snow Cone Cookies
Square Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Cream with Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Bluegreen with AmeriColor Turquoise, AmeriColor Sky Blue and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Purple with AmeriColor Royal Purple
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Hot Pink with AmeriColor Electric Pink
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Gray with AmeriColor Super Black
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
AmeriColor Food Decorating Pen
Silver Luster Dust
Meringue Powder
White Sanding Sugar
Paintbrushes
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Hint: Just a smidge of Super Black creates Light Gray

Outline cookie with #2 tip in cream icing.

Flood cookie with cream icing. Let dry overnight.

Trace image of snow cone onto cookie with decorating pen.

Outline cone with #2 tip in gray icing.

Flood cone with gray icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Outline and flood top of cookie with #2 tip in bluegreen, purple or pink icing.
Pipe arc for reflection with #2 tip in gray icing. Let dry overnight.

Mix 1 tsp Meringue Powder and Tsp Water. Stir until smooth.

Using a paintbrush apply to top of cookie.
Sprinkle with white sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess. 
 Apply silver luster dust with paintbrush onto cone. Let dry 30 minutes.



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14 comments:

  1. Joan - These are absolutely amazing! Way to go!

    Jess

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    1. Jess, Thanks! They were fun to decorate and I appreciate the visit. Have a nice day!

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  2. Congratulations on the 100 post milestone! Your skills continue to amaze, like these great-looking cookies. So fun to read about your beginnings. Keep up the great work.

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    1. Brooks, Thanks very much! I truly appreciate your encouragement and support.

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  3. 100 posts already! Wow and congratulations. I love these snow cone cookies, great idea to do the raised design...very nice effect.

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    1. Paula, Thank you! I so appreciate your encouragement and support from nearly the beginning of my blog. You are an outstanding blogger and cookier! Have a great day!

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  4. Congrats on 100 posts. These cookies look adorable.
    Annamaria

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    1. Annamaria, Thank you and I'm glad you stopped in. Your chocolate chip dough sandwich cookies look scrumptious.

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  5. Oh how CUTE!! These are adorable! Beautifully decorated, and I love all your other cookies too! Beautiful!

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    1. Maria, Thank you! I appreciate your kind remarks. I plan to stop by your blog, Shopgirl and visit awhile.

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  6. so fun! Can summer really be over? at least this way snow cones year round!

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    1. Michelle, I like the idea of snow cones all year long! Summer will stay into October in Northern Virginia and I'm looking forward to autumn. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  7. Congrats on 100 posts Joan and I can't wait for the next 100 - I love all your cookies and if I'm ever in your area I want to sample some!! Have a good rest of the week!!

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    1. Deb, Thank you and I appreciate your support. The best thing about blogging is the awesome bloggers I've met along the way. DC is a great place to visit; I'll have some cookies waiting for you!

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