It is time to make boxes of cookies for our friends and neighbors. So of course we made a production out of it.
We just made 3 kinds and managed to burn the first tray of Snickerdoodles. If you keep up with my blog you know I am sort of prone to burning things.
After the initial batch of torched cookies we figured out our oven and made Snickerdoodles, Spritz and the best darn Lemon Meltaways with a colored crystal glaze.
You can find the recipe of the Lemon Meltaways here
To make them festive and pretty you will do one final step of dipping them in a small bowl of colored sugar crystals, right after you dip in glaze and dab exess glaze off on the back of a fork.
To To make your own custom sugar colors
a bottle of white sparkling sugar, mine is Wilton's brand
Wiltons icing colors to dye the sugar.
a 1/2 -1 tsp granulated sugar
In a small ramekin pour about 1/3 cup of sugar crystals and the granulated sugar. With a fork take up the tiniest amount of icing color. You can see in the photo the small amount on the tine of the fork, start with just a drop and begin mixing. I stir with a mashing type motion until my color disperses evenly. Add more color as you see fit. With icing colors you can mix colors and create new colors. So play around a bit. My green was yellow, and blue sugars mixed. My red was a bit of burgandy and red mixed. Yellow takes more to color that other colors but always start with a little and add until you reach the color.
These cookies are so damn good you will want to make 2 batches, because your family will devour one batch right away....