Jean from Madison, WI (2017 Week 2: Cookies)




Madison, WI

Baking Challenge

Viennese Whirls

Give your cookies or gingerbread creation a name based on the flavors and decoration – and tell us about your recipe.

The Crispy, Creamy, Decadent Cookie! The online recipe I chose makes 15 cookies and that was a selling point because I knew I had three to practice with (bungle).

Now that you survived this challenge, what words of wisdom do you have to share?

This was my first time piping so that fact alone makes me feel proud. But I’m sure I did something wrong because my hands are now sore!

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist.

I have some Austrian relatives who emigrated to Wisconsin so can accurately claim the Viennese name. I also used strawberry jam made by my older sister from strawberries picked in Wisconsin. Lastly, the piping equipment is from Cook’s in West Allis; they have been in business since 1970 and first opened shop in my hometown of Hales Corners.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.