In my house, my boys were fascinated with leprechauns- those nosy little green men that popped up around St. Paddy's Day. They knew the stories of how these mythical little creatures were greedy and ruthless in their endless search for gold coins, or any money for that matter. In hopes of seeing (and catching) one of these mysterious creatures, my kids would make "leprechaun traps" of sorts with assorted boxes and toys, baited with a few pennies and quarters. Overnight, the nosy leprechaun would spring the trap, steal the coins, but leave a little something sweet to commend the boys' efforts in trying to trap him.
So I decided to make a version of these nosy leprechauns-
NOSY in the literal sense!
WOW- that's a big nose. Perfect for a nosy little creature! Let's make them!
The bane of existence of cookiers everywhere.
This particular cookie has an excessive amount of those pesky little boogers.
So embarrassing (and irritating :/).
There are tons of reasons WHY you may have bubbles in the first place:
* The royal icing was mixed too long and too fast.
* The royal icing is too thin.
* The thinned royal didn't sit long enough to allow the bubbles to surface before trying to use it.
Now that you have bubbles, you are left to your trusty toothpick, Boo-Boo stick, or turkey lacer to try to pop the bubbles before your icing crusts. Let the stabbing begin! Sometimes those bubbles get trapped under your icing for all eternity, leaving that little shadowy scar on the pristine surface on your cookie. I can feel my heart hurting right now.
I'm Amy. Wife, Mom, former science teacher- and now full time cookie baker on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Pull up a chair and we'll create! I'll bring the coffee- maybe Mike (The Cookie Widower) will make it for us.