Tuesday, December 16, 2008

TWD: IBTWPPD Cookies


It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie purple polka dot cookie! Now, I dare you to not have that song running through your head. That's the exact tune that was stuck in my head while I was making these. You see, I didn't have apricot jam, so I used raspberry preserves - there're my purple polka dots. And then, I decided that since I've been baking up a storm, I needed to downsize my cookies into a cute little one or two bites - there's the itsy bitsy teenie weenie. Therefore, they're my IBTWPPD cookies. Because I really am not willing to type that out even one more time :)


I halved the recipe and made cookies using only one teaspoon of dough per cookie, giving myself 38 adorable little cookies which baked up quite nicely in 7-8 minutes. Well, 30 adorable little cookies. The first eight, I didn't realize how little the cookies spread, so they ended up looking like speckled rocks rather than flat and cookie-like. Tasty, just not cookie-like enough for me. What can I say? I'm picky when it comes to my cookies!


And what did I do with all of these IBTWPPD cookies? Weelllll... I brought most of them into work... But a couple of them paired perfectly with my raspberry tea one afternoon this weekend while I decided what to make for dinner. What? You really thought I'd resist them? Thanks Heather, for picking such a different cookie - I think I'm proof that they're irresistable!

Last Week: Not My Grandmother's All-Occasion Sugar Cookies
Next Week: Butterscotch Pudding

68 comments:

Judy said...

Cute. They look totally different than mine and I like yours better. Not one I would make again.

Cristine said...

So cute! And now I have that song in my head! But it's okay, because for some reason I have been singing Copa Cabana all morning and this is a welcome change! :)

Gabe's Girl said...

Too cute. I love the fun look you gave your cookies!

Bria said...

Your cookies are so cute! Everything is better when it's made miniature.

HoneyB said...

Not only are your cookies cute but so are you! :)

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love your polka dots mini cookies !!

Lauren said...

Like all the raspberry touches. The mini are so precious! Did you press down your tops? They look more cookie than the way mine were finished.

Katrina said...

Fun and cute. I love it. I debated using raspberry jam just because I like it better. The color is a bit more festive. Did you flatten the dough before baking? Yours are a lot more flatten out than mine.
People don't seem to turn down cookies no matter what they're like, huh! I need to find somewhere/someone to give mine to.

Liliana said...

Such pretty cookies with the 'poka dots'!

They look delicious!

Natashya said...

I wish I did raspberry, yours look great. I love the shot with the book and the tea, so pretty!

Melissa said...

I bet they were fabulous with that raspberry tea. They look so fun!

vibi said...

LOL LOL From the pics, I was thinking you used those for studying energy!
Nice of you to bring such nice IBTWPPD cookies to work!
Too cute!

The Food Librarian said...

TCASC! (That's "these cookies are so cute"!) Great job!

Di said...

Mmm, I bet these were great with the raspberry tea.

Jamie said...

I can always count on you to make wee little things! So cute!

Sabrina said...

Awww those are very nice! I love the specks of jam! pretty pretty!

chocolatechic said...

They were teenie-weenie weren't they?

I loved them.

Jules Someone said...

Very cute. Mine sort of looked like they had the measles. And the mini trend continues. ;-)

Sarah said...

how cute! now i wish i had made tiny cookies too!

April said...

Gosh they're cute! And raspberry was delicious I bet!

Peggy said...

You tickle me with your itsy bitsy foods. Always a joy to see what you have done. They are too cute! Weren't they just the best tasting cookie for a "spot of tea" as they say?

Lynnylu said...

Your ibtwppd cookies look great. Here is a link showing what the apricot paste looks like. Rutherford&Myer

Jacque said...

Cute! although I think the tiny size would have actually tempted me to eat more, LOL.

Kayte said...

Okay, I tried, but your song is still not replacing Run Run Rudolph in my head...I hope there is help for it soon. LOL. Your cookies look absolutely delicious...raspberry being one of my favorite flavors...and the little dots just make them more endearing, don't they? Love the photos this week...I just want to sit down, pick up that tea, a cookie, and read that book in a chair by the fireplace NOW. Very nice.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cookies are adorable!

Kait said...

I agree - these cookies weren't "cookie" enough. The biscuit flavour was just not appetizing enough, as far as cookies go.

Em said...

Your cookies look great! I'm so glad we made these this week because I was madly in love with mine :)

Cathy said...

These would be great with raspberry tea! I thought they needed a little extra something. But I love how you super-minied them! And thanks for the IBTWPPD song that's now floating around in my head :-)

leanne said...

Love the little polka dot cookies. Great idea about making them small. Maybe I should start doing that! That way if I eat four its only two. HMMMM Great idea.

Banjo said...

They look great!! Wish my Jam had added some more color to mine like yours. :)

Flourchild said...

Great idea to make mini cookies. I love the little pink color peeking through. Im glad you liked them and were able to share them with your coworkers.

rainbowbrown said...

I knew these cookies had some great color potential. I'm totally going to have to mess around with all the jam options for these.

kim said...

yum, raspberry cookies and raspberry tea -- perfection :) they are adorable!

Jess said...

Cute itty-bitties...and for a cookie I claimed not to like all that much, they did disappear very quickly at our house too...

Mary Ann said...

I made tiny ones too, but yours turned out much cuter! Yum- your jam choice sounds delish!

MacDuff said...

Love these! And yeah, I ate a bunch too, and I generally always take them into work. Nice job! And I hate you for putting that song in my head. Why not make "It's a Small World After All" cookies next week?

happytummy said...

oh, they're so cute! and love how you made them on the smaller side, so that they're more nibbles than they are hefty-cookie-like. very precious mini cookies :)

Tammy said...

I agree - not very cookie like. I am pleased you liked them. I wasnt so keen

Jessica said...

Those cookies are adorable and I love the little polka dots of color. I think that miniature anything is cute so I love the idea of making them smaller and I'm going to try that next time!

Amy said...

So cute! I love that last picture!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

steph- whisk/spoon said...

bet your coworkers were glad to get these IBTWPPD cookies. they were perfect with tea.

Maya said...

Cute polka dots!

Debbie said...

Your cookies look so cute. Raspberry sounds yummy too. ;-)

AmyRuth said...

I think bite size is way more addicting than 3 or 4 bites. Rationalization that they are small so you can eat MORE....that's it! Then they bite you back. Yours look and sound delish. Glad you were surprised by them.
AmyRuth

Carol Peterman said...

Your raspberry jam cookies are cute and pink. Mine had a kind of funky purple-grey tinge.

Isa said...

They look so pretty with the " itsy bitsy teenie weenie purple polka dots". And they sound fantastic paired with that raspberry tea :)

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Raspberry Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny cookies and raspberry tea - perfect!

LyB said...

I love that song. :) Cutest cookies ever is all I have to say. :)

Rhiani said...

Your cookies look great and they must be very tiny! I also made a half batch and I thought mine were small but I only got 21 cookies out of it.

I'm glad you enjoyed them. Maybe if I were a tea or coffee drinker I'd have a different view of them, but generally I like a cookie that really stands on its own (no dunking, sipping, etc.)

Pamela said...

They are so cute and tiny! Seeing them next to the book really puts them in perspective. Great job, Caitlin.

Marie said...

Your little cookies are soooo cute and so perfectly round! I love them!

Libby said...

Very cute! I'm sure I would have liked mine better if they were smaller.

Leslie said...

Your cookies are adorable! I love the smaller size...you can eat more that way!

Kristin said...

Love the title and your perfect-holiday-color flecks!!

spike. said...

I missed this week but I'm enjoying hearing about the different jams everyone used- I would have probably gone with raspberry like you

bakingwiththeboys said...

I love you mini everything. When you figure out how to mini a mini-muffin, I will truly be in awe.

Beryl said...

Love your mini cookies. You could teach Chrysler a thing or two about downsizing!

Madam Chow said...

They ARE cute. I'm with you on down-sizing the amount and the size of these recipes - I'd be as big as a barn if I didn't!

Jaime said...

sooooooo cute! now you have that song in my head!

kittymama said...

Adorable! They look so cute in that small size.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Polka dots! They look adorable piled on the little dish. Sounds like the perfect accompaniment for raspberry tea.

Melissa said...

Yum! These sound so scrumptious, especially with the raspberry tea!

Piggy said...

your cookies look really cute with purple porka dots. :-)

Teanna said...

I used raspberry preserves too! I love the little polka dots!!! Yours are adorable!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love your bite-sizes IBTWPPD cookies! Now I have that song stuck in my head. Thanks!

Liz said...

These sound like the perfect pairing with raspberry tea! What a great afternoon snack. :)

Princess of Power said...

Your cookies look super cute and since I am a week behind with my TWD they have inspired me to try raspberry instead of apriot!

Cakelaw said...

Cute cookies and such a cute name for your post. Mine spread a lot too.