Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hello (polka dot) Kitty!

I've always been a "cat person."  If you follow me on Instagram, you might think I'm more of a "crazy cat lady" given the amount of pictures of our kitties.

When I was 6, I fainted in music class.  I remember being in the hospital for several days...they thought maybe I had a brain tumor.  (And worse, when I went back to school, a girl in my class told me that they all saw my underwear.)

Anyway...as my mom hovered around my hospital bed, she asked if I would like something special once we got home.  I asked for a cat.  (At the time, my mom was NOT a cat person.)

Turns out, my fainting was just due to low blood sugar or lack of chocolate, something along those lines.   
I still got that kitty.  Lesson for you kids: faint in class, hospital stay, ask for cat. 

I'm happy to report that since then, there have always been kitties in our lives.  Even my parents were converted to bona fide cat people.

For the cookies, I sometimes get in trouble trying to be too literal with cookies.  If I tried to make actual, realistic cat cookies, I have a feeling they'd look weird.  Therefore, I bring you polka dot kitty cookies...I know the 6-year-old me would have loved them.


To make the cookies, you'll need:
Use a #2 tip to outline the shape of the cookie in grey icing.

Thin the grey and white icings with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup.  You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin.  Count of 2-3 is good.  Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed.  Pour into squeeze bottles.

Working 6-8 cookies at a time, fill in the outlines with the thinned grey icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

Starting with the first cookie flooded, drop dots on top of the wet icing with the thinned white icing.

Let the cookies dry 1 hour.

Use a #1 tip to add a pink bow.  (I intended to pipe pink whiskers, but then the dots looks like eyeballs...weird eyeballs.  So, bows it was.)

Let the cookies dry 6-8 hours or overnight.

Are you a cat person?  Dog person?  Bunny person? 




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78 comments:

  1. Polka dot kitties are purrrfect ;) So cute!

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  2. Oh My God... These are super Cute and beautiful

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  3. Typically, I'm not a cat person at all... Huge dogs are the ones I love ;) But these cookies are SO adorable! You seriously have got some made skills. :)

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  4. I am definitely a cat person, but I think I'd love these cookies either way. They are simple, yet effective and very pretty!

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  5. I love cats that belong to other people:) But cat COOKIES made from your recipe..................well, I could become a cat person as long as those are around.

    I love your story!

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  6. Bunny. But I'm allergic to everything. :(
    I'd quite like a lizard or a snake, though...

    Love your polka dot kitties - they're gorgeous!

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  7. I am a cat, dog as well a bunny person lol! The cookies look sooo super cute!! :)

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  8. You seriously have the most hilarious stories. Fainting in class? Asking for a cat?? Only you, Bridget!!

    These are so adorable. Way better than realistic cats. Polka dots always win!!

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  9. aw so cute! I am a dog person for sure, nothing better than a little yorkie that loves to sit in you lap and cuddle!

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  10. Best kitty cookies I have seen!! Adorable. I am a dog person for sure, and the Golden Retriever kind to be specific. They are the most loyal & affectionate dogs.

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  11. These are so cute, I almost can't take it. I'm going to attempt these for my sister's birthday. . .she's definitely a cat person.

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  12. Oh these are just gorgeous. I wonder whether the hospital trick will work for a dog too?

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  13. Very cute! We are dog people, but my sister is a bunny person. Before she was a bunny person, she was a dog person, too.

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  14. Well, these cookies might make me a cat person! But in my non-cookie life (is there such a thing??) I am a dog person. So glad you didnt have a brain tumor! :)

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  15. These are darling! Love the grey and pink combo---so pretty!

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  16. WOW...these are just too cute.

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  17. OMGosh, love, love, love! I am and have always been a cat person....my mother is a cat person as it my brother and sister and now, one of my daughters and one of my sons are also cat people as are several of my grandchildren..........I think it's an inherited trait. LOL These are so precious. I can't draw, but these, I think I could do these. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  18. Love these! They are super cute. I think I am a dog person, but I do enjoy most animals! :)

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  19. I knew I liked you. :)

    These are Precious with a capital P.

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  20. I heart you for making dotty kitties.

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  21. Oh my word are those ever CUTE!!!!!!!! I WANT one. A real life one. A-teeny-tiny...gray-and-whitey...polka.-dottie. kitty. (has a nice ring to it doesn't it?) I'm weird. :)

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  22. I think your kitties are purr-fect!
    I am a cat person. I am proudly owned by 2, 14 year old Himalayans.

    I also fainted while I was in school. It was actually caused by hitting my funny bone on the desk behind me. I hit my head so hard when I fell that I had a seizure. Not fun, but luckily I was wearing jeans (!), though I did send one of my shoes flying.

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  23. I adore your polka dot kitties and the pink bow with the gray is the perfect touch!
    I am more of a dog person (love my SWEET black lab, Riley), but have had some cats in my life and loved them too:)

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  24. We're bird people. But the cat cookies are adorable!

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  25. Those are absolutely adorable!!!! I love the polka dots!!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  27. I am definitely a cat person! I've had my cat for most of my adult life and my husband and I can't help but spoil her...she's just too cute! :) I'm definitely have to try these cookies out...I love the polka dots!

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  28. Holy Catwoman Batman! These are GORGEOUS! I'm a dog person who married a cat lover. We have kids that want a hamster, but happily live with 7 fish. It somehow works. XO

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  29. LOVE!! I am a cat person, but have no pets right now due to allergies of family. THESE COOKIES ARE SO ADORABLE! Sometimes, the most simple thing is the most impactful. True for these. Thanks for the great idea!

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  30. i am an animal lover, all shapes and kinds, heck there are more dogs that i know that i like more than people...very cute cookie...m

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  31. I think you might have just just turned me into a cat person with these cookies. Totally adorable!

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  32. absolutely love
    xx LVE
    have a great thursday night!
    share the feeling
    @jimsandkittys (instagram)
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm a cat person (and a dog person) who married a non-cat person. When our cat had to be put to sleep 9 years ago, I knew it would probably be a very long time until I got to have one again.
    These kitties, though I think he would like very much :)

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  34. Those look absolutely amazing! What beautiful biscuits :) And an excellent lesson in how to get a pet- if only six year old me had known!

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  35. These are cute! I am not as much of a cat person, but I'm thinking puppy cookies with a yellow bow would be adorable. And, they would match Madison's puppy themed grey and yellow nursery. :) You know, because she cares if cookies she doesn't get to eat match her nursery. Mama cares, though. :)

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  36. Those cat look lovely, I'm also a cat person, but your advice got to late, If I had known it was that easy I would have got a cat when I was six. (loved your story)
    xxx

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  37. These are adorable! My cookies always turn out pretty messy and sloppy looking. Nicely done!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  38. I'm so in love with these! The colors are purrrrfect.

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  39. I'm a dog person but right now the office cat Ginger is asleep around my neck!
    Love the cookies - wish my dots turned out this nicely.

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  40. The 57 year old in me loves these polka dot cats!


    P.S. I fainted during choir practice when I was young. The nuns couldn't get me to come too so they drove me home and my parents took me to the hospital emergency. After I was examined by a Dr. he told my parents to take me home and feed me! My Mom was so embarrassed and was not to happy to find out that I skipped out on breakfast that morning. I guess it was a low blood sugar thing with me too. I wasn't asked if I'd like anything special when I got home but my Mom did cook me a huge breaksfast :)

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  41. Oh my!! I'll be sure to wear the right underwear if I faint...
    B these cookies are so elegant & beautiful!! XO

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  42. Cats all the way. I love these they are adorable. I would of loved to see your weird versions of real cats though. I'd still think they were cute I'm sure. We are always accused of picking the strange looking cats from the animal rescue centre.

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  43. i do love your honesty...
    and that gray color is a good gray, normally gray bites, but that is a good gray
    does that make sense? lol

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  44. I am definitely a cat person...I started out having dogs, until a found a kitten at one of my construction site. I adopted the kitten, she got along great with my dogs and she turned out to be the sweetest cat.

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  45. Wow, those cookies are increadible. Thanks for sharing how to make them!

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  46. Oh my goodness. These kitty cookies are so elegant and pretty and sweet and adorable!

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  47. Growing up on a farm I always had 3-4 cats with me. They are so cute. Love the cookies :)

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  48. So so cute! I love the cat cookies and the story that goes with them! I can so relate -- we got a dog when our (then 10 year old) and now (26 year old) fell off her bike and broke both her arms! Have had a dog/dogs ever since! Lol! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. These are the cutest little kitty cookies I've seen!

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  50. Um!
    I'm a dog, a cat and a bunnnnnnny person!
    I love these polka-dot kitties!
    Man do I ever miss the life I use to have with kitties in our cottage in Alabama.
    At one time we had 8 stray kitties {that were all named after great aunts and pawpaws and mawmaws} that fed in the barn and called our little cottage home.
    Here are some of the names:
    Tinsey
    Dobber
    Dobber Junior {DJ}
    LeRoy
    Little Lou
    Clarence
    Jessie
    Buddy
    Inside Kitties were:
    Bear {named after Bear Bryant}
    Brody {named after Bama quarterback}
    Buc-a-roo
    Beau
    I guess you can say I'm a CAT person!
    xxoxox
    Miss my kitties!

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  51. Love dogs, but have tons of cat lovers in my family. Quick question - where did you get the lovely pink rose paper for your post? I love it!

    Thanks, Cara

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  52. Arhhh! They're so cute! I am beaming from ear-to-ear! I am definitely going to try and make these! I am a cat person too! I will bake some of these in honour of my kitty, Skye!

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  53. Oh, Bridget!! I love these cookies! They remind me of my Bing!

    THANK YOU for sharing these with us!

    xo

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  54. Your story game me a good ol' chuckle! Especially the underwear part! And no worries about the instagram, mine is full of dog pictures! People probably think I am a crazy dog lady!

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  55. Oh man, I bet that girl couldn't wait to tell you about the underwear...These are so, so cute!

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  56. ohhh your cookies are so so cute!
    Can I tell you where do you buy this cutter= thank.

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  57. I know my six-year old self would have loved those...and I think my 36-year old self would, too. :)

    We are cat people. I always have been, and Husband has been since the first year we were married, and I came home, all puppy-dog-eyed (no pun intended), asking him for a cat. Surprisingly, he said yes very quickly, and our kitties have him easily wrapped around their little paws. ;)

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  58. I'm totally a dog person! I think I need to take your advice on my 'artistic' endeavors and avoid aiming for realistic. It never ends well!

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  59. I LOVE these cookies! I was always a dog person until I met my husband--and his cat. Now we have two!

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  60. Bridge, LOVE your grey and pink with white polka dot kitty cat cookies. (And, I’m sorry that girl felt compelled to tell you all the other kids saw your underwear. So what if you “flashed” a little on your way down. You got a new cat!) Cheers to bona fide cat people! ♥

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  61. We are ferret people over here! I never would have thought myself a ferret person, but hubby convinced me shortly after we started dating that they were fun. I did about 2-3 months of research online, and decided that yes I could handle ferrets. We are up to 4 now! Got a baby 2 month old last Friday, she is a wild thing! Anyone thinking about getting ferrets I always tell them to adopt one that's around 2 years old first, much easier. And do your research online. Always.

    Those cat cookies are so cute!! I definitely will have to think about getting a kitty cookie cutter.

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  62. These cookies are soooo cute!!! I die, seriously...I can't get over the cuteness!

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  63. Totally a cat person. In fact, I have one cat whose nickname is Bunny because she does the bunny hop when she's running. Frankie a/k/a Bunny is having surgery today for bladder stones. Send up a good thought for her.

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  64. Absolutely adorable! I'm definitely more of a dog person, but my fiance loves cats and has had them since he was a kid... I know that our married life will probably begin by adopting a feline, and I'm coming to terms with it! A few rough experiences with cats in my youth made me skittish around them, but time heals all wounds!

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  65. Bunny person all the way, I have one at home. I definitely want a puppy in the near future though :-)

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  66. I am most definitely a cat person. I love the whole Hello Kitty brand too!

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  67. My daughter would love these. So much easier to do than all the details. Love it!

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  68. Oh, these are stunning. Defiantly need to try these one day :)

    ~ Jamie-Leigh
    http://confessionsofaprimarkaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  69. Wow, I super love these kitties! I've included them in a round up of my favourite things this week, which you can see here if you'd like to: http://www.matinlapin.com/2013/03/my-favourite-things-this-week-63.html

    Vixie

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  70. These are absolutely adorable! I'm going to include them in my weekly roundup on Friday.

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