Lately I have been obsessed by a few great blogs, namely Bake at 350, I Am Baker, Sweetopia, and Cookie Crazie. As I sat salivating day after day at the beautiful cookies these ladies make, I thought, "Hey, I bet I could make some as pretty as theirs!". Famous last words, right?!
So for the last few weeks I've been experimenting with cookie and icing recipes, trying to find one that my kids all like. These cookies were my first attempt. And I loved them! I don't usually like the taste of sugar cookie dough, but that wasn't the case with this stuff....it was delish! Sadly, 2 of my girls didn't like the cookies. Bummer.
I Am Baker and can be found HERE.
Can you tell I got brave with this batch? Instead of using only circle cookie cutters, I went a little crazy and tried some different shapes.
Outling these babies was a little tricky. I need to work on having a steadier hand.....I'm sure that will come with practice. Lots and lots of practice! The good news? Everyone loved the taste of these cookies!
Bake at 350. You can find the cookie recipe HERE, and the icing recipe HERE.
Yesterday I made more cookies. My son loves the cars! I'm getting more confident with each batch I make, but I still have a long ways to go!!
My kids are feeling pretty lucky because I'm making cookies so often now. A few of them even enjoy helping me 'flood' the icing on the cookies. Bonus!
What I've learned so far is that it's definitely NOT easy to make cookies as pretty as the ones I was inspired by. Not by a long shot! But I'm going to keep practicing. Hopefully my cookies will eventually look better!