All ready for a bridal shower tonight.
And ready to legally eat one of these cookies. BTW, best sugar cookie recipe (although I love the recipes in the King Arthur Whole Grain Baking Book that call for some whole grains in the cookie) is Alton Brown’s recipe. I reduced the sugar a little and these cookies are rich and a bit chewy. They may have taken a few days to complete but I loved the process.
If you’re wondering, I cut out an “h” I liked (the first initial of the bride-to-be’s last name) and then did a quick stenciling of it onto each cookie with these. That was the slowest part of the process and my least favorite. But it gives you a uniform cookie.
I love the size of the cookie. It is the largest of my Ateco Rectangle cutters. I made a double batch of the sugar cookie recipe and with a few cookies eaten out of the batch (not just by me!) it made 32 super large, thick cookies. The last few days of baking and decorating are just getting me prepped for a busy baking week starting tomorrow for my two girls’ birthdays next week. (Caroline’s fairy pool party is Monday!) And I’m actually not making any traditional birthday cakes for them. I’ll be trying two new approaches to “cakes” that I’m equally excited and nervous about.
And with that, I have a royal-icing-covered kitchen to clean up and pots and pans from last night’s dinner to clean up. I say get the fun stuff out of the way before the work.
the sleepy time gal