Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cookie Time!

The kids and I made some yummy Christmas cookies this weekend. I'm so pleased with the sugar cookie recipe I used that I think it'll be my go-to from now on. Check out the Vanilla-Almond Sugar Cookie recipe over at Bake at 350. It's amazing!

I doubled the recipe, then separated it into thirds. We used one for these cookies and froze the other two so we could make more for the big guy heading our way in 10 days! I'm curious to see how well the dough behaves after freezing & defrosting it...

I went with a basic royal icing recipe from Brown Eyed Baker. It's 3 simple ingredients and super easy to make! If you haven't yet, check out that link to Brown Eyed Baker because she has an amazing tutorial on decorating cookies with royal icing. The best suggestion she had was to gather your supplies before getting started. Had I done so, I would've realized I was out of red food coloring gel. That's why our stockings ended up hot pink. 😁

Another helpful tip I gleaned from the comments on BEB's tutorial was the suggestion of decorating the BOTTOM of the cookies! The bottom is always perfectly flat which makes the piping and flooding so much easier! Win!!

The kids had a lot of fun with the decorating, although they were slightly lacking in the patience department when it came to my demonstration on piping the borders on the cookies. And when I was showing them how to do the flood icing as well. But once it came time to bust out the sprinkles, they were on their game! It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do it again soon in another week or so.

Check out their yummy masterpieces!!!



Seriously, these cookies taste perfect! Not too sweet, still soft and chewy and not dry or crunchy! Seriously the best!!!

What a fun weekend we've had!!!

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