I LOVE cookies. I’ll pick a cookie over cake or chocolate anyday. Anytime a restaurant menu has “assorted cookies” on the menu I’ll order those. So, when a holiday like Valentine’s Day comes around my inner Martha starts channeling. I get so excited as I plan out my cookie. What kind of dough? What flavor will the dough be? Which cookie cutter to use? How many colors of icing? Should I use sprinkles? I mean, it just goes on… I keep having visions of those beautiful Martha Stewart cookies; decorated to perfection. And I know mine will turn out just the same.
Oh, I do this everytime, at least once a year when I get that what I’m now calling “The Martha Cookie Bug.”
Look, I’m a pretty good baker. I’m fast and thorough. But here’s the truth, I don’t think anyone can create cookies (the decorated sugar) like she does unless you are a professional pastry chef or bake & decorate cookies repeatedly. I know it’s a challenge for me.
So, once again it’s Valentine’s Day and I find myself in the Martha Cookie Bug haze of my own making. I made these special for all my Jazzercise peeps. And no matter the level of excellence, I have a feeling they’ll enjoy them.
After all, I’m no Martha - I’m just a cookie lover, a pretty good baker and a less than perfect cookie decorator. Have a happy V-Day!