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Urban Landscape Cookies

Using a Ronda Palazzari's Crafters Workshop stencil to make cookies

Who knew a cooking class would actually get me to cook!  The instructor showed us how to make tuile cookies.  The batter was spread onto basic stencil shapes cut out of plastic lids and all I could think of was how the batter felt like modeling paste and I had the perfect stencils at home to do this with!  FYI, tuile cookies taste much better than I imagine modeling paste tastes…

Ronda Palazzari’s Urban Landscape inspired a dessert made in honor of all the people shoveling on the East Coast after Nemo dumped mountains of snow.  My husband and kids did love playing Godzilla as they scooped a building and “snow” onto their dishes…You would think they were all 5 but no, much much older than that…

Word of caution- stencils that have ever been used with any type of non-food item (paint and spray inks for me) cannot be used with food.  Kind of common sense…

I had a box of brand new stencils waiting for me so this was my golden opportunity to bake with them!   Mix up the batter.  Mixed media in the most mixed sense!   On a silicon mat put your stencil down then spread the batter on top.  Remove the stencil and bake the cookies.  How easy! When they come out of the oven they will be very soft but as soon as they start to cool they will harden up.  Once they were cool, just microwaved a bit of frosting until it was runny like paint and used the other part of the stencil with a basting brush and added the chocolate details.

Using a Ronda Palazzari's Crafters Workshop stencil to make cookies

Now I have a huge quandary.  I love this stencil.  If I use it for art, I can’t use it for making cookies.  Art.  Cookies.  (You may actually be able to hear my youngest hollering COOKIES since her vote is for the edible…and she is the one who ate the missing building…)  Art.  Cookies.  I just can’t decide!

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for my free workshop, Use Your Words!  There are now over 500 people signed up!   There is still time to sign up here.  More information is here.

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  • Cynthia February 12, 2013, 8:48 am

    I would just totally buy *another* one of those fabulous stencils for art! Heh heh heh!! =D And a huge congrats on 500 students!! I’ll be delving in this afternoon! Can’t wait to get all inky!!!

  • maryk February 12, 2013, 9:40 am

    the cookies look fabulous but art wins in my opinion.

  • Ronda Palazzari February 12, 2013, 12:31 pm

    This is incredible. I mean mind blowing, shut the front door, i cannot believe it, incredible. Thank you so much for sharing with me!

  • Maria McGuire February 12, 2013, 12:48 pm

    When we were talking about this the other day I never ever expected THIS!!!!! OMG! Beautiful!!!! Pretty darn impressive for someone who doesn’t cook 🙂 Can you serve me that for dessert when I see you????

  • Corrine February 12, 2013, 1:01 pm

    OMG that dessert looks to die for….I love stencil cookies. I think you just have to get a second stencil and do both!!! Does that mean two whole sets of all the stencils you won? Time for a second job honey. You can make Tuille cookies for me anytime. Amazing. xox

  • Ronda Palazzari February 12, 2013, 1:10 pm

    ps… i think you just need two of these stencils 😀

  • Jessica Sporn February 12, 2013, 1:32 pm

    you amaze me every time! Fabulous!!

  • Jessica Sporn February 12, 2013, 1:33 pm

    ps- congrats on 500 students! That’s awesome!

  • Valerie-Jael February 12, 2013, 3:07 pm

    Love those cookies! Order the stencils twice and enjoy both! Valerie

  • Kathy Gledsdale February 12, 2013, 3:17 pm

    Real art!

  • Karen at I am Rushmore February 12, 2013, 3:28 pm

    how cool is that??? If only the snow in my driveway tasted as good as vanilla ice cream 🙂

  • Tracy February 12, 2013, 3:38 pm

    Absolutely agree – two lots of stencils. Looks fabulous!

  • Dawn Jones February 12, 2013, 4:00 pm

    Flippin’ Amazing!! Don’t know what else to say except that clearly you need two stencils!

  • Kay Wallace February 12, 2013, 4:12 pm

    Art from the oven! You just gotta love that! No quandary, Carolyn….but a second stencil! 😉

  • Annette G February 12, 2013, 5:35 pm

    wow this is so yummy as well as being stunning, x

  • Judy Shea February 12, 2013, 7:35 pm

    Never in my life would I have thought of making cookies with stencils. God, woman..that genius. I think you need to send all of us East coasters some cookies.. We are vewee vewee sad and need sugar. Make room for me.. I’m moving to your house.

  • Wanda Hentges February 12, 2013, 8:40 pm

    Sounds like you need to go shopping for more stencils then you don’t have to decide on one or the other!!!! These are very cool!!!

  • Carolyn February 12, 2013, 9:09 pm

    So many enablers here! I love it! I just might have to get another one…perhaps a Valentine’s Day gift to myself?

  • Claudette February 12, 2013, 9:38 pm

    Valentine’s Day gift to yourself? Surely your husband knows to buy you a stencil you already have, why wouldn’t he? Awesome project, you are so clever!

  • Anita Houston February 13, 2013, 12:01 am

    COOLEST THING EVER!!!! Amazing imagination! Food and Art…my two favs!

  • Linda K February 13, 2013, 9:51 am

    easy answer Carolyn-buy another of these stencils-and perhaps one or two others that you can reserve just for baking :):)

  • Marjie Kemper February 13, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Wowza! What time is dessert being served? I agree with Ronda… you need another set.

  • Jaime February 15, 2013, 9:29 am

    I am in awe of you! Amazing creation!!

  • sherry c February 27, 2013, 8:27 am

    What a fabulous and creative use for a stencil! Love it!