Hokie Kitchen

November 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments
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it’s football time, and this season has definitely provided a few good opportunities to do some Virginia Tech “cooking”  – which I’ve decided to post since I had such a difficult time finding examples online when I took on a few of these projects.

here are the “hokie bird” cookies, cookie cutter purchased at the Tech Bookstore:

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definitely the most difficult – and in order to get the maroon frosting that dark, I had to use so much food coloring gel that it stained your mouth.  but they were cute.

This batch also included a few of the more basic “VT” cookies:

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and here’s the whole shebang on my football platter:

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For the Tech/Miami tailgate in Blacksburg, I went with the basic VT cookies but this time I used maroon and orange M&Ms for decoration rather than frosting:

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Not the greatest picture and the heat of the baking cracked the M&Ms, but you get the idea.  I hope.

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And now the fun part… Virginia Tech Jello shots!  For the first tailgate, I started off easy – black cherry and orange layers:

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Which you can hardly distinguish here.

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But now for tailgate #2, it’s getting serious.  Five layers – maroon, white, orange, white, maroon.

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Yes, my parents are proud.

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Woo  – can’t wait for tomorrow!  Let’s go Hokies, beat Maryland!!!!


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  1. So crerative,

  2. Hey Jordan! We’re having a debate over what the white layer is made of. Is it made of Pina Colda jello? Or coconut Jello pudding? Whip Cream?

    • Its plain Knox gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, and vodka!

  3. Where can I buy the Hokie cookie cutter?

    • I bought mine at Campus Emporium in Blacksburg, but you can also buy it from their website.

      • I have yet to find the Hokie Bird cookie cutter. Does the Emporium still sell them? Their website only shows the VT.


      • I spotted them at Tech Bookstore on Main Street but they aren’t on their website now – you could call but I have also seen them on eBay. Good luck!

  4. Thanks a bunch! I’ll check it out this weekend!

  5. Hi Alice! I found your blog through pinterest. I am a Hokie and I LOVE your cookies and jello shots. Do you have a recipe for them? I am the author of a cookbook entitled, “A Taste of Virginia Tech” that will be published this Fall and would love to include your recipe in the book (giving 100% credit to you, of course). Please email me if you are interested!

  6. Would you share your jello shot recipe? Please! Thanks!

    • Laura,
      For the white jello, pour 1 cup of vodka into a bowl. Sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored Knox gelatin over the vodka. Let it stand for about two minutes. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the gelatin completely dissolves. Pour in a 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk and stir well.

      For the colors, I follow the instructions on the box of Jell-o, substituting the cold water for vodka (using either plain or flavored vodka to compliment the Jell-o flavor).

      • How long do you wait between each layer of jello?

      • Until it’s set or it’s a mess – usually at least 2 hours.

  7. […] Football season continues to provide opportunities for fun baking.  This year, I wanted to make some  cookies for our first tailgate, but I didn’t want to make sugar cookie cutouts, as I have before. […]

  8. Very energetic post, I liked that a lot.
    Will there be a part 2?

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