The Spritz cookies won out but what a pain in the butt. LOL A little plastic piece on the cookie gun broke which made difficulties. But I managed to get one pan full in the oven. The baking stone is definitely the way to go with cookies – especially those really butter ones like Spritz, Mexican Wedding cakes, Melting Moments, etc. Helps to dry them out and brown nicely when other baking pans let them get too dark on the bottom without really drying them out.
But I remembered why I hate making them. First batch was cooling — talked to my Mom and my Sister for a little bit — went back to fill the baking stone a second time and it was too hot. The cookies wouldn’t stick to the stone as you pulled the cookie gun away. Well after trying two or three times to get a cookie to stick, I decided the heck with it. I stuck the rest of the dough in the freezer. I had a dozen or so cookies baked — enough to satisfy any cookie craving in the next week or more — so I didn’t bother to try to mess with the rest. I think they’ll end up getting rolled into balls or cut into slices when I want to bake what’s in the freezer and not mess with the gun.
I must say they did turn out tasty . One of the options was to add orange zest — no oranges but I did have Clementines so zested one of those before I ate it for lunch. So they have that light citrus flavor which is really good.
Need to go find a movie to watch — they are replaying the same Christmas specials on tv I saw last night — and decide what I want to knit on. Wonder if I can get another UFO finished off before the end of the year. 🙂