Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Sugar Cookies

It's Christmas time, what better time to decorate cookies? I wanted to try my hand at decorating sugar cookies with royal icing again. I think it's a lot of fun, but it's a little difficult to get them to look flawless, as you can tell by mine. It was only my 2nd attempt, so i'm still learning. The "pink" on the trees was supposed to be red. Last time I tinted using a hot pink coloring and I put to much so after drying it turned almost red. This time I had the opposite reaction where I put too little, thinking it would dry a lot darker. Which I guess means next time it should be right on. Atleast I hope. They take some time with all the drying and decorating, but well worth it in the end. I found that the squirt bottles you can purchase for cheap at stores like Michaels help a ton.
The cookie recipe was really good. In fact, Matt kept sneaking the extra cookies, a little more so than normally. The icing..not so much..but that's expected. Not that it was bad, but we're going for presentation over taste on that one.
Here's the sugar cookie recipe and royal icing I used, from Bake at 350.
Now get in the kitchen and show Santa some love!
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  1. I think they turned out way cute! I'm going to see if my mother in law wants to do them with me while we're in Seattle.

  2. Thanks! That would be fun. I kind of want to make some gingerbread man type ones with Matt, but i'm still debating if I want to go through all the work again already! If you don't end up doing them, we could always do some Vday ones, but we'll have to get the guys watch the babies :)

  3. I'm down! I've secretly been looking forward to making a heart shaped something :)

  4. cool. well im sure you'll get to make lots of heart things for val-LOVE-tines ;)

  5. Heck yes! I must make those heart shaped cinnamon rolls on pinterest.