Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Relax-cookies for St. Patrick's Day

 St. Patrick's Day chocolate cookies

I've had a tough last week, so I decided to do something nice for myself (and my kids). Some relax-cookies.

I baked Lila Loa's chocolate cookie recipe that I wanted to try forever and never got to do it. It is wonderful! Then I made a little green icing and made it a little thinner than my favorite piping consistency. I did this to make sure that I don't even think about making perfect, intricate designs.

St. Patrick's Day chocolate cookies

Then I started to doodle. Drew the lines without thinking about them, let the lines and curves come out of the bag as they wanted. Oh, it felt soooooo good!

This set reminds me a little to my very first cookies from a few years ago. Then it makes me think about how cookie decorators try to create perfect cookies all the time. The cookie community is full of real artists and the boards look like an art gallery. And there are some decorators who started to feel embarrassed posting their own creations, because they feel those are not worthy. This makes me sad, because cookies have to be sweet and fun. Cookies are perfect being imperfect. We should never compare our work to others! Let's enjoy the process of creating, the sweet result and the the smile on the face of the person who gets the cookie.

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ~Harriet Braiker

Happy St' Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day chocolate cookies

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  1. Thank you. I'm one of those that are embarrassed to post my pictures on cookie connection.

    1. Just enjoy what you do! When you enjoy it you will do it more, and every single time you will get better at it! Don't let internet kill the fun! I don't post on Cooke Connection often... it became kind of a huge cookie art gallery, which is nice to have. Luckily there are other forums where we can share our passion with friends who will appreciate what we do :) Even better: we can share the cookies with real people around us (donate to a retirement community, church...) and everybody will appreciate our work for sure!


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