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Sunday, December 13, 2009

spritz cookies


Y
esterday was quite a day in the Big Apple. I am not usually the "fan" type since we see so many celebrities going about their daily business on a daily basis you get kind of jaded to the whole idea. Paul Stanley from Kiss running to catch a cab, Molly Ringwald at the grocery store, Vincent Denofrio playing with his kid in the playground, Uma Thurman in the playground with her children, Jerry Seinfeld going to play softball it goes on an on like that but when I saw Lidia Bastianich through a window at a book signing I had to rush right in.



I seem to get all starry eyed when I see celebrity chefs, I dont know why. I saw Matsuharu Morimoto one time walking down the block and I stopped and then he stopped and it looked like we were going to have a gun fight, we both laughed and he went on his way. Anyway Ms.Bastianich is a very personable and genteel woman and I was glad I went in and asked for a photo.



Traditions and memories are what you make of them and I am in charge of giving my kid memories so what better memory than making spritz cookies, right? I have every kind of spritzer by Mirro ever made, well probably not every kind but four at least.



I think the most fun for him are the "mistakes" that he somehow keeps making and then "having to eat the dough."



Some had cranberries but they kept falling off. Who doesnt like a buttery crispy soft spritz cookie?

32 comments:

Anette said...

Fancy buttery good cookies, I can see it from here! I have no such gadget, I'll just have to close my eyes when I eat my hand rolled shortbread cookies, and imagine lovely shapes. After all I am a girl with a good imagination!

Jenn said...

There are those celebs you want to meet and those that you go "eh, just another one." I think the same attitude can be attributed here in LA.

I think my aunt has one of those do-dads. I always thought they were the neatest thing in the world. And I still do. Just a little squeeze of the trigger and you got yourself a star shaped cookie. ;-D

Dawn said...

LOL! love the morimoto meet or non-meet for that matter. but yes I'm with you, I will stop for a chef--not into hollywood bs though.

Melody said...

I have good memories of making those yummy cookies with my mom. I made lots of (intentional) mistakes too! Yummy!

Keeley said...

I love spritz cookies! I am about write a blog post about them. It's like you read my mind... Great blog!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh how cool what a great picture you got with her and your son must have had fun making the cookies with you, your a great Dad
happy to know you

Rebecca

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Yes, I'm with you. I'm pretty blase when it comes to celeb sightings in NYC, but Lidia is a whole different thing. She's the BOMB! Your cookies do bring back childhood memories, to be sure.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I've never heard of a 'spritz' cookie - are those metal shapes the spritzers? I'd love to see photos of how you use them! (I'm British... never heard of most of the celebs you mention, either, except Uma Thurman....)

doggybloggy said...

anette: imaginations are better than fancy shapes anyway

jenn: you should borrow the 'do-dad'

dawn: morimotos was funny - we were both stunned

melody: thats what memories are made of

keeley: I cant wait to see your post

chow: I am happy to know you too...

ciao: your interview was great too by the way

rachel: I think they have a german name - Spritzgeback

Marjie said...

I bought a pampered chef spritzer, but it doesn't give me such perfect results. Maybe I'm too impatient. I hate making cookies anyway. They take too long. But you can send some of those my way, if the Pup doesn't eat them all first!

Cynthia said...

OMG! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lydia!

Like Dawn, I love the Morimoto meet :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

What delicious buttery cookies. Oh and can I just say one thing. If you ever see Molly Ringwald would you please stop her and tell her I'm in love with that women. She is my most favorite actress. I saw her when she was in Cabaret.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I wish I were a better cookie baker. My grandmother was great at spritz cookies. Yours look great. Currently, I'm eating a batch that a nice friend of mine was kind enough to send.

Cate O'Malley said...

How fun! I have her new book on my list - looks like another winner.

♥peachkins♥ said...

those are superfun pictures up there! the cookies look awesome!

Joanne said...

Lidia seems like such a classy woman. I have actually never seen a celebrity on the streets here in NYC. Strange.

I love butter cookies like this but have never heard them called spritz cookies. I think I like that name better. They look great!

buffalodick said...

It would be great to meet some of the celeb chefs..

www.dhaleb.com said...

You're good at celebrity spotting! I was in Disneyland a few years ago and someone ran into me. As she walked away my cousin pointed out that it was Jodi Foster. I knew that husky voice sounded familiar when she apologized to me!

But yes, celebrity chefs definitely make me star struck!

Beth said...

My mom used to make cookies like that every Christmas....wow, that brings back lots of memories for me.

and how come you didn't tell me this??!!! how cool that you got to meet her! and DOG, SHAVE THAT GOD AWFUL BEARD OFF ALREADY WILL YA???!!!

A Year on the Grill said...

love the collection of spritzers

theUngourmet said...

I love those cookies! I need to invest in one of those cookie guns (what are those called anyway?) so I can make 'em.

Cool that you just happened to be in the right place at the right time to meet Ms. Bastianich.

teresa said...

oooh, i would be starstruck all the time, but then again, i'm from idaho, lol!

those are such yummy looking cookies!

Stacey Snacks said...

Great shot of you and Miss Lidia!
NYC is full of surprises.....
hey, I know Paul Stanley personally, and that is the truth.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

That's so cool! I really like her. My Mom was just talking about her Spritz cookies - we've been making them together every year since I was your son's age. But her spritzer broke - none this year. Boo. Sweet memories.

Jeanne said...

I've always loved those things....

Angie's Recipes said...

You looked more like a star chef than her on the picture :-)

mermayd said...

were you in queens? lydia was at a booksigning here in bayside!

The Diva on a Diet said...

How exciting that you got to meet Lidia. Love that pict of the two of you! Oh, and the cookies look mighty fine as well. :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

How cool is that - you and Lidia. Great photo of both of you. Your cookies are gorgeous. I wish I was a cookie baker.....well, maybe in another life.
Sam

Bridgett said...

Oooh, love the cookies! They remind me of my grandmother.

Fresh Local and Best said...

How very cool to meet Ms. Bastianich. I adore watching her cooking shows.

I would have loved to have seen your encounter with Morimoto.

5 Star Foodie said...

How fun to meet Lidia Bastianich! Your spritz cookies look super buttery and delicious!

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