Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Pimp My Cookie Bitching

When I went to buy the ingredients for the pear bread at Schwarzenbach, I accidentally met Aldo, who secretly showed me his newest acquisition: a professional star cutter.

Well, facing Cookie Bitching 2008, I could not resist the temptation to obtain one of this flabbergasting tools for myself.



Only Toño did not entirely share my exuberance. So far, I heavily relied on his Zen like qualities to cut cinnamon stars with the necessary calmness. It's a sticky and hideous dough. However, with the star cutter even I can deal with it without preceding weeks of meditation.

5 comments:

Sylv said...

snazzy little tool indeed:9 i don't think i'll bake cookies this year at all....not feeling christmassy in the least.....

Ms Mac said...

There really is nothing that hasn't already been invented.

But Tono can rest knowing that if I ever get round to making Cinnamon stars, he can fight Ewan for the job of official Star Cutter!

Anonymous said...

I want to try your cinnamon stars this year as well. Though I should stop baking. I don't know where to go with all the Rumkugeln and Triple chocolate cookies and Stollenn. Currently I am doing Schnaps.

Yours Tigresa

Expat Traveler said...

My mom used to do this all too much while growing up but she was a perfectionist. I might note that I grew up with the roller and the flour pad instead of flour on the counter... Much different!

gomad.ch said...

Expat, I agree that it's messy. However, there is no flour at all, not even in the mixture. On the counter is icing sugar and on the roller there is cornstarch.