After an endless summer, it's technically autumn in the Patty Mac Cookies kitchen and although the days are still warm I've already experienced the weird phenomenon of adjusting my recipe to the season. I have no idea why this is, but I find that my cookie recipe alters ever-so-slightly from summer to winter. In summer, I use 585g of flour to 250g butter and in winter it takes 615g flour to exactly the same amount of butter for the dough to reach the same rolling consistency. Go figure.
The day that my dough was too squishy to roll out and transfer the shapes to the baking trays it was still easily 28 degrees in my kitchen, so it's not the heat... it's a mystery. Like many things in cookie baking and decorating, it's witchcraft!
Here are some of the cool and fun cookies I've made over the summer (all with 585g of flour!) and here's to a fun autumn and winter of equally fun bakes and makes as the seasons change.
A few months back I was in Wellington, New Zealand making cookies with my friends across the trench.
While I was there, Kat of ibicci made a live video on Periscope of me painting the doll faces using food colours on royal icing. It's pretty cool and you can see it here.
Now I've taken the next step and filmed myself piping the doll hair on! It's a bit less dynamic, just me at home with my iPad balanced on a roll of paper towel, and it's awfully hard to keep my hand out of the camera's view, but here it is!