Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TWD: Peanut Butter Crisscrosses

Sorry, Mr. Piggy, tell all of your sugary friends that the peanut butter cookies are all gone.


Because these Peanut Butter Crisscrosses were darn-near as good as my favorite recipe, my grandma's. Maybe even on par with hers. (I can't say "better" out of respect for my grand-mum, bless her dear departed soul.)

Thanks to Jasmine of Jasmine Cuisine, who selected them for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.

I baked them only for as long as called for and they were delicious and soft, just the way I like them.

It was a busy holiday weekend, with cookie-baking falling on the heels of some fondant critter-making. I made these little guys for my friend to put on her two-year old's birthday cake.

May I present Mr. Pooch,

Sir Wrinkly Nose,

Mr Tiger (as opposed to Mr. Striped Cat),

and finally, Mr. Mon-kay.

I wish I would have done their eyes differently... maybe some white around the black. Oh well, I'm guessing little birthday boy didn't mind.

OK, that's that! If you'd like to see the recipe, please visit Jasmine's blog or find yourself a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking, From my Home to Yours".


Susi said...

Your little fondant critters are adorable and look professional! The peanut butter cookies look great too, they always go quick in our home :o)

cindy said...

Wow, you are quite an artist. Fun critters.

Rachel said...

Wow those animals are super impressive! (And the cookies aren't bad, either!)

Peggy said...

I am very impressed with your fondant animals! And your cookies look good as well. Very creative. I'm so glad I visited your post and got to see them!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Absolutely adorable animals!! Especially Mr. Pooch!

natalia said...

Ciao ! The littleones are so cute I can't believe you aren't happy with them !!

Juliana said...

SO cute the little animals :-)The peanut butter cookies look yummie!

sarahe said...

the animals are precious and the cookies look great too!

Carrie's Classics said...

I think their eyes look great as they are! Such adorable little animals.

Lynnylu said...

Adorable little fondant animals! You are very talented! The cookies look great, too. I wasn't able to join in for this one.

Tia said...

holy crow, you are so amazingly talanted. Did you make your own fondant too? you should do a "how to" post on this. I wanna try it but I'm scared to :)

Katrina said...

Holy cow, Jacque, those are just about the cutest little fondant creatures ever! I've never worked with fondant, is it like playing with play dough?
And your cookies look perfect!