I bought a new cookie cutter set the other week from Michaels. It is the Sweet SugarBelle milk and cookies cookie cutters. She did a similar set to these years ago and I have always liked the idea and have wanted to do them.
I was off for 3 days from work and had some left over royal icing, so I decided to make some cookies just to try out the cutters.
I tried the tipless bags again for the milk cookies. I am still unsure how I like them. The concept is great of not having to use a tip. But I then used my PME tips for the cookies and it went smoother. It could have been because I had to make a fresh batch of royal icing, or that my flood consistency was better. Or it also could have been because I was in a better mood the next day. Some days your head is not in the game and I do feel like it shows in your cookies.
So, here I was with a bunch of cookies and no one to give them to. I remember hearing you can donate them to the local fire station. We have one a mile away. So, Sunday morning I gathered Paul and Alex up to drive over there to drop them off. We rang the bell, but no one answered. I was discouraged when we got back in the truck to go home. Here I had a plate of cookies I wanted to give away and now was bringing them back home.
We were in our neighborhood and I saw the family a few doors down getting in their van. We have only smiled and waved to the family before, never struck up a conversation. I told Paul to stop the truck, got out and gave the cookies to the boy, got in the truck and drove the 3 houses down to our home.
Paul came in a few minutes later stating the dad just stopped by. He tried to catch us before we left. He wanted to say the cookies looked so nice and thank you. And guess what, it was his birthday that day! What are the odds that we would stop and give that family cookies without thinking and for it to be his birthday. It made our day!
I am so glad I could put smiles on that family’s face Sunday. Cookies truly can make a difference in people’s lives. That is why I will continue to bake.
Make it a great day,