Saturday, December 31, 2011

Prosecco New Year's Cookies & December's Funny Food Blogger Posts

I am spending the last day of the year doing, what else, but making cookies. Glammy, glittery cookies for a sparkling new year. These are for a New year's Day brunch we're throwing tomorrow. Back in my kitchen in NYC less than 24 hours, I adapted traditional Italian prosecco cookies to roll out and I can't blame jet lag for the result.

I added more flour to the recipe hoping they would make the cookies more stable for rolling. I cut the large rectangles for the design. They looked perfect until I turned my back for a minute and they shrank into misshapen rectangles. I tried recut them then smoothed them out the best I could before putting them back into the oven where they proceeded to puff out way to much. I knew I should have cut the baking powder amount but didn't. Then I over thinned the royal icing so it was slip sliding away. 

They taste ok though. Not too sweet but a good compliment with the royal icing.  And they don't look half bad either.

It was a comedy of errors so I won't post the recipe. For more comedy, check out the funny food blogger posts listed below this past month.

Wishing you all love, happiness, health and success in the new year but most of all, laughter.

Have a wonderful evening!  2012. Bring It. On.

Cake Wrecks' High Koos

Cake Wreck's This is Why you Always Knock

Cake Wrecks' Ho Ho Homicides

Is it just me or does this site get funnier every month?

David Leite's Burnin' Down Da House

Scarletta Bakes' Gingerbread Pigs

Off the Meathook's Gingerbread House on the Moon

Cake Spy's Daily Image, Diet

The Pioneer Woman's All I Wanted Was a Doughnut


  1. Unfortunate that the prosecco roll out didn't work. They are for sure sparkly enough for your standards, though! Have a wonderful New Year! Can't wait to see what sort of sparkle filled treats you have in store for us :)

  2. Love it, love it!! These cookies are so adorable! Have a sparkly and shiny 2012!

  3. Ooo, those are adorable!
    Happy New Year

  4. Happy New Year. Thanks for the funny links.

  5. I definitely have kitchen disasters on occasion, so I understand. Usually there's just so much I have to do to save the recipe that I don't even bother posting it. Welcome back home to NYC and happy new year chica! I love how sparkly these are.

  6. Kitchen disasters = the worst! But, we all have them. The cookies still look real pretty! I love the sparkles!

  7. Love how sparkly your cookies are, perfect for New Year's Eve. Hope you enjoyed a fabulous party back in NYC. Wishing you and the Dr. all the best throughout 2012.

  8. If you hadn't of shared your comedy of errors I wouldn't have suspected a thing they look lovely - I like the sparkly sugar. Wishing you and your family a fabulous 2012. Xx Linda V

  9. If you hadn't told me I would never have know. First thing I thought was 'awesome sparkly!!'
    All the best for the new year :)


Thank you for your comments and feedback. I love hearing from you!