FOR THE LOVE OF A GOLFER

Last week my beloved went to play golf with a bunch of his buddies and took with him a batch of cookies to share after 9 holes. The idea was to give them a boost of sugar to hit that drive 50 yards further. Super simple design, you just need to make a template with a shape for the green to cut the cookies free-hand. The best way to make the hole is after they’ve been baking for about 7 minutes, get the baking sheet out of the oven and quickly stamp out the hole using a round piping tip. When you do that, you’ll get a nice rounded edge. I made two versions, depending on how you feel about icing, pick the first or the second.

Version #1

Cookie surface is just painted with luster powder + vodka, which gives a look of grass without any need for Royal icing. Icing is there only for the small details.

Version #2

In this version, the cookies were flooded with green Royal icing, and then half of them were sprinkled with crushed Graham crackers previously dyed green/brown. To dye the crumbs, place them in a ziplock bag, add food gel diluted with vodka, and rub until the color is evenly distributed. I used two tones of green and a bit of golden from Americolor. If the crumbs feel too moist, place them in a 250F oven for 20 minutes or so, as a thin layer. Add the crumbs after the flooded area sits for a few minutes, so that they don’t simply sink to the bottom.

To add the red flag, because it’s such a small area, it is a good idea to add a little bit of icing to the center, let it crust a little then fill the rest. It helps avoid cratering.

If you feel brave enough, make a green with sand traps around it. There is a very beautiful par 3 green in Colbert Hills Golf Course that would be nice to “cookie.” It’s in the plans…

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