Sunday, November 2, 2008

Baseball (?) season

Yes, it's still baseball season here in Texas. Our family was scheduled to bring snacks to my son's game yesterday. When I sold cookies, baseball cookies were probably the cookies I made the most. Texas is not just football country!
I realized Halloween night as I was getting ready to ice these, that I was out of disposable icing bags....my own personal Halloween horror!!! Rather than run out, dodging trick-or-treaters, I used gallon freezer baggies. In a pinch, they worked, although they were not as easy to use as the icing bags. My advice...baggies are for emergency icing situations only! :)
To make the baseball mitts:
  • Using a #3 tip, outline around the edge of a baseball mitt cookie in dark brown icing....you'll make the "fingers" later. (AmeriColor Chocolate Brown)
  • Thin medium brown icing with water to a syrup-y consistency and cover with a damp towel. Let sit several minutes. (AmeriColor Chocolate Brown)
  • Run a rubber spatula gently through the icing to pop any bubbles that have formed on top. Pour into a squeeze bottle.
  • Fill in the cookie with the flood icing. Let dry 1 hour or more.
  • Again with the dark brown icing and #3 tip, pipe the details including the fingers on the mitt.
  • In red icing, with a #3 tip, pipe the remaining details. (AmeriColor Super Red)

10 comments:

  1. Those are sooo cute-Glad to know about emergency bags!!!!

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  2. those are so cute! haha, glad to hear that the glad baggie worked!

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  3. It's ALWAYS baseball season in my house! Brett had his last Fall Baseball game this past Saturday. We have a little break from games but Phillip does lessons and Brett is working out to get ready for the high school baseball team. Cute cookies!

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  4. I have some parchment triangles around in case I run out of plastic decorating bags. You can also just cut/fold some parchment paper into a triangle to use. They are easier to use than the baggies

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  5. I'm in FL it's baseball season all year long here! Cute cookies!
    ~ingrid.....go Yanks!

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  6. These are so cute. I love them. Next year I will have to make them for the yankees

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  7. Bridget can you please recommend a good frosting recipe?

    Oh and I'll be sure to let you know when the house next to me goes up for sale. We can trade cakes for cookies!! :-)

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  8. you can also put icing on the top.

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