Karen from Monona, WI (2017 Week 2: Cookies)




Monona, WI

Baking Challenge

Iced Cookies

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

Coffee Crisps. This is a recipe found in a pamphlet style cooking book from the Culinary Institute of Chicago printed 1952. The dough has an essence of orange, a short bread style and bakes up very crisp. The coffee flavor comes from a honey and coffee syrup made to brush on the cookies. For my decoration I piped white chocolate on my cookies and sprinkled one shape with chopped walnuts.

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

Hail to those who are talented and can roll all cookies out evenly, bake them to the same golden color and keep them crisp in a 90+ humudity morning.

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist.

I used honey from Anisoptera Acres in Waterloo, Wisconsin, for the honey and coffee syrup. And I cutout the cookies in the shapes of playing card symbols – hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds. Wisconsinites love their card games! Euchre and cookies anyone?

How did you do?

It’s not pretty, but it’s edible.