OK, this weekend I learned a lesson that I’m definitely going to write down to remind myself for next year…
Note to Carrie for Christmas 2012: Sugar Cookies are NOT a one day project!
I sincerely hope that I will remember this next Christmas so that I can properly prepare. By properly prepare, I mean, bake the cookies sometime in November and stick them in the freezer. That way we can take them out in December and be ready just to ice them, because it’s a long, tedious, messy project…that also happens to be a lot of fun! (And as you can see from the above picture, we’re STILL not done!)
This year, we chose to pull out some “classic” cookie cutters that were given to us by my mother-in-law. She has a great collection of unique cutters and we were so happy that she shared them with us. The cutters we chose were The Twelve Days of Christmas set and a set of nativity cutters…along with a few random must-haves like angels and stockings and snowmen.
This was my first experience using these “textured” cutters and I have to say, they’re pretty remarkable! The design stayed in the cookie after they baked, which made icing them MUCH easier!
Calling Birds and Golden Rings mingle well with Mary when we’re talking sugar cookies! Sooo many cookies were baked this weekend!
Now it’s time for a proud mama moment, my daughter did all the piping on these cookies! Obviously, we’re still not finished, but I’m really proud of her dedication…she really stuck with it, even though we found this to be a sloooooow process!
We used the Iced Sugar Cookie recipe on the Martha Stewart Cookies iPad app, but you can find the same recipe here!
Happy Baking, everyone!