Rolling. Cookie cutting. Baking. Cooling. Icing. Glittering.
Making sugar cookies, that is!
And, well, I've never really done iced sugar cookies much in my adult life. Sure, as a kid I was all over that stuff. I mean, I do now own a baking mix company, don't I? Baking + sugar + sweet yummy goodness is kind of my thing.
But, damn, icing sugar cookies is a bitch.
Yeah, I said it.
I could pretend it was a glorious joy to pump out several dozen iced cookies today. But that would be a lie. And I'm a really, really bad liar. Just ask my fiancee.
- It's surprisingly hard to get the icing the perfect consistency / temperature.
- That piping bag is going to do what it wants, when it wants.
- Unless you have the balance of a yoga instructor, you kind of have to do this standing up. This means: tired arms, tired back, tired of cookies.
But they're pretty, right?
Which I guess is the whole purpose of this whole thing. And people will love to eat them tomorrow at my family's faux-mas party.
And, even, better, they actually taste good.
Who would've thought?! I mean, I'm not Martha...but, damn. These are pretty good. Highly recommending the recipes below for their utter Martha-ness (i.e. deliciousness).
Sugar cookie recipe here. Royal icing recipe here. Great tutorial on how to make / apply royal icing here. But, let's be honest once again - I totally just used a plastic ziploc bag with the tip cut off. I mean, really.