T and A Cookies

2 Dec

T and A Cookies

Warning: This blog contains content meant for a mature audience.

The faint of heart, the humorless, and people who like to live life rated G – go no further.

Parental discretion advised.

 You have been warned.

 Yes this blog comes with a disclaimer:

In keeping with the season these cookies are Naughty and Nice

Although she has no idea what she started, I have to thank my cousin Lee for this one, all she did was send me an e-mail with this picture:

Pic from Lee

Of course I had to make them! I immediately called them T and A Cookies!

My name starts with “T” and My Music Man’s name starts with “A”…of course it stands for Tracy and Adrian…what were you thinking!?

 I seem to be on a cookie kick two cookie blogs in one week!

Here is a recipe I found or rather a combination of recipes I found that I thought would be fitting for these creations:

Rum and eggnog cookies
 What you need:
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp rum extract or a shot of actual rum – thats what I did.

What you do:
Instructions:
Mix flour with baking powder, spices and salt in a bowl.
Beat butter with sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until fluffy. Beat in eggs and rum. Gradually stir in flour mixture, just until combined. Gather into 4 portions. (It’s easier to work with smaller portions when rolling and cutting) Flatten each portion and wrap separately with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm. Can be left in the refrigerator at this point for a couple of days or freeze for up to a month.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Or use your trusty stoneware pan.  Roll out 1 ball of dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/8” thick. Cut into shapes with a dog bone cookie cutter. Cut the bone shape in half to form the T’s and A’s.

cutting them out

Arrange cookies on prepared sheets.

pre bake

Bake approx 10 minutes maybe less – keep an eye on them take them out whenthey are starting to brown around the edges.

baked

Remove cookies and let cool, transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Gather any dough scraps and chill again if necessary until firm enough to re-roll and cut. Decorate with royal icing. Or use the same Icing Paint as in Creative Christmas Cookie blog

Recipe: From Gramma’s Kitchen

Ornamental Frosting:

1 egg white
Pinch of cream of tartar
1 cups icing sugar
1 tsp corn syrup
1 tsp water

In a small bowl, beat egg white & cream of tartar until foamy.
Beat in icing sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until light and fluffy. Blend in syrup and water.

Split the icing amongst as many small bowls as you want different colors, and add food color. Keep bowls covered with damp cloth to keep from drying out.

 I enlisted my Mom to make the icing and lend us decorating equipment, Gramma is an awesome cake and cookie decorator and was totally on board to add her skill – unfortunately she was not available to help decorate that day, which is really too bad because neither myself or My Music Man have the ability to use cake decorating  tools – or so we found out – so we just added a bit of water to the icing and painted them.

So this is how ours turned out, festive, don’t you think?

done and decorated

I know you want one!!!

Want one

Cookies will keep well, stored in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 1 week. Cookies freeze well after decorated too. This recipe made about 4 or so dozen small cookies – the cookie cutter I used measures about 4″ long so each cookie is only 2″x2″.

Wine: We had a sip or two while icing them. This kept me from being tempted to “sample”

Music:

My Music Man’s  pick:

The entire album called:

16529977

Titty Shakers: Sleazy 60’s Instrumentals.

He has announced this is his favorite find of 2012.

Very little singing in this one just that classic 60’s bongo drums, and horns reminiscent of – The Champs “Tequila”.or “Hawaii 5-0” theme by The Ventures or Booker T and the MG’s “Green Onions”.

Only this album is comprised of names such as – The Periscope’s  “Beaver Shot” and Curley & the Shades “Boom Stix” and The Genteels “Take It Off”

Google the album – It is worth a listen.

Take care

Until next time

The Erratic Cook

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One Response to “T and A Cookies”

  1. Truly Scrumptious December 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Very creative – you made both the T and the A! Do you really expect me to search the words “Titty Shakers” on Google? I don’t think I’m feeling strong enough to look at the results of that search.

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