Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Pretty cookies for spring!
I made these pretty cookies back a couple weeks before Easter, to take to a church potluck. I found the idea here: white fudge-dipped springtime cookies and I must say, theirs came out a lot prettier than mine. They used plain white nonpareils on each color, and they are daintier and sort of dotted-Swiss looking. I just used store-brand chocolate sandwich cookies, though no doubt real Oreos® would be much better. To dip mine, I just used white candy coating ("Almond Bark"), melted, rather than melting real white chocolate. I only made three colors of coating -- pink, yellow, and green -- and I used colorful sprinkles in spring-like colors rather than the white ones, which I could not find locally. I think another time, I would try and find the white nonpareils, as I really liked their delicate look!
I also had leftover coating in each color, so I swirled them together, stirred in some coconut, and made little macaroons out of them. These pretty cookies went over well with friends and family alike!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.