Team Shlimder from Madison, WI (2017 Week 2: Cookies)


Team Shlimder


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.

Brandy Old Fashioned Whirls

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

If you’re going to pipe these, make sure that you’ve got the right tips. Ours were too small and the cookies were flatter and less "whirly" looking. Also, not a good idea to eat more that one of these… got to be 1/4 stick of butter in each one.

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist.

We’re sticking with the Brandy Old Fashioned theme (unofficial WI cocktail). Honestly, we bought the brandy at Costco and it’s going to last all 10 weeks of this challenge, and then some. The cookies are straightforward. We used cherry jam from Door County. The buttercream contained brandy, bitters and orange zest.

How did you do?

It’s not pretty, but it’s edible.