So, I had a good post and Typepad ate it when it decided I wasn't logged in. Grr!
So, here's a recap of what was in the post.
About 2 weeks ago, Komen Foundation defunded Planned Parenthood over what appeared to be reasons chosen to guarantee defunding. There were reasons to be unsupportive of both sides, but the vast brunt of the public opinion came down on the side of Planned Parenthood. They received thousands of dollars of funding to make up the shortfall from Komen and shortly thereafter Komen rescinded its decision.
In honor of this PR fiasco (and at my husband's suggestion) I made cookies.
Clusterfucks and penis For the Cure cookies.
Clusterfucks are a standard nut and chocolate/candy melt candy. Mine are 1/2 each of almonds and walnuts with a handful of pecans and chopped up and toasted then mixed with a melted bag of pink candy melts and 1/2 cup of chopped pistachio nuts (red pistachio nuts, green pistachio nuts). Then you drop them in small scoops onto a parchment covered cookie sheet and chill. They're a snap and are pretty tasty. You could use any non-melting, non-wet foods as long as you have about 2 cups of fill ins.
The cookies on the other hand were more work. I went to iParty and got a penis shaped cookie cutter (bachelorette party staple apparently). The booklet that came with the cookie cutter is horrific in its punniness. It also was more racist than I was expecting. Not something I would have bought if I had known.
The cookies are a standard sugar cookie recipe made with almond extract (from Cookie Craft), so they would too be filled with nuttiness. I then made a small batch of chocolate royal icing. I decorated the cookies in 3 stages: first I piped the outside and then I thinned the icing to change it to a flood consistency and flooded them. After they were dry I then used pink candy melts to write For the Cure on the cookies. I'll admit that I was in a bit of a rush, so the piping is not the best I've ever done.
Of course, doing this made me remembering how much I enjoyed decorating cookies, though it is always more fun with it is silly like this.
Happy almost Friday!