This is my first big cooking project by request of a friend.
My dear colleague Miglena has a 4 year old daughter, who is the most beautiful, sunshine girl I know. I fell in love from the first time I saw her! Elena had a birthday this Thursday, and we wanted to make something girly, sweet and fun to surprise her.
So, it didn’t take much time to decide that colorful, sweet cookies are the best choice for this occasion.
I used a recipe for gingerbread cookies from Irina Kupenska’s website. They are absolutely delicious, and have the perfect consistency for decoration.
The whole process of preparing gingerbread cookies is fun and interesting, but it takes time….. which I did not have. So, I needed a good plan for the whole process.
I had to deliver the cookies on Wednesday. So, I made the dough on Sunday. Baked the cookies on Monday, decorated them on Tuesday and the only available time for taking pictures was Wednesday in the morning. I got up at 6, took the photographs and packed the cookies.
The best of all, is that the more these cookies stay, the tastier they get. So, it was not a problem for me to bake them ahead of time.
Find the recipe for the cookies here. The decorations are all up to you!
You can decorate the cookies, whatever way you want – using fondant, royal icing or buttercream.