Thursday, May 28, 2009

Round 2 of IU Cookies




So IU made it to Regionals!!! They're headed to Louisville this weekend to play another double-elimination round. I told JJ I wanted to make the guys cookies again b/c they're doing so great. I asked him to think of some naturally red and white cookes (like, I didn't want to use tons of red food coloring and add them to peanut butter cookies or something)... and he was like, "you need to make the same ones." And I said, "JJ, I don't like making the same things again and again for the same people.... I need to be creative!" And he said, "No, really. You NEED to make the SAME ONES!" And I started to argue, then he gave me that look, you know, the "We're really superstitious baseball players, we'll be wearing the same socks and we'll tie our shoes the same way, we'll listen to the same songs, and we will have THE SAME COOKIES" look.

So I conceeded. I made the SAME cookies. But then I also added another kind, oatmeal craisin - crimson craberries, perfect! He said I could make more, but had to make the same basic ones. I didn't know there were rules like this....
So anyway, I made the same sugar cookie baseballs and red M&M cookies. It was interesting to see how using the same recipes only a week apart yielded such different results. I attribute this to the weather. Last week it was around 70 and sunny, this week it was 85 and humid... which made my chocolate chip cookies flatten a bit more, and made my royal icing runny! It took a lot more time for them to dry, and the red seams bled a bit into the white.
He said no one complained :)

So once again, please wish the Hoosiers tons of luck! They have the talent and especially the heart, and if they make it past this round it will be the first time in school history!!!

GO HOOSIERS!!!

8 comments:

Erin Orr said...

Hi there! I live very near Louisville, and when I heard that IU would be coming to town to play, I wondered if you'd be coming along. I've been reading your blog for a LOOOONG time now...actually, you're the blog who introduced me to Tuesdays with Dorie! Anyway, even though I live in Louisville, my husband and I are UK fans, so we'll definitely be hoping that IU wins! Good luck, and your cookies look great!

Mrs. LC said...

I just found your blog and am so glad I did. :) I've been reading some of your last posts and just added you to my Google reader.

Oh and I have the same Misto Paisley serving ware (bowl and rectangular platter + a chip/dip dish) from Bed, Bath, and Beyond too. :)

Meredith said...

Those baseball players are so lucky! Those cookies look delicious! You are so neat in your artistic cooking work. I have really been trying to make my creations look "pretty". Your's always look so beautiful. Do you hire Martha Stewart to help you? They look that good.

HEY you should contact her... you'd be a great guest. You've lost a TON of weight all by cooking "good things" and working out. :)

Elyse said...

These cookies look just as amazing the second time around. And, obviously, these cookies are super lucky because the team did win! Congrats again!

Debbie said...

Oh such cute cookies!!! They look sooo good!

Laura said...

These are too adorable!

Joanne said...

Don't husbands know that we like VARIETY in the kitchen! I guess athletes are pretty superstitious though... The oatmeal craisins sound awesome!

The Food Librarian said...

These are just so cute! I'm sure the whole team loved them!