As you know, I LOVE making sugar cookies. I have some old stand-bys when it comes to making my cookies, but I’m always trying to perfect my craft. I’ve been super excited to try the recipes in this new book that I bought: Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards. And I finally got the chance!
Overall I really like her royal icing recipe, it uses meringue powder, and though I usually like to use egg whites (as I show in my video here) when I’m making cookies to take to lots of people I feel better using meringue powder just to be safe. When I’m using egg whites from our chickens I don’t worry, but we don’t get as many eggs in the winter. The icing doesn’t taste as good as my usual recipe (it’s in the video), but I think next time I’ll add some lemon juice and give it the zing that I like. The consistency, however, is AMAZING. Absolutely picture perfect.
I tried the Almond Sugar Cookie recipe and it was good, but not as soft as my usual cookie. This could be due to elevation, but I will probably use my old cookie recipe with the new icing recipe in the future. I will share my recipe with you soon!
I think sometimes it can be hard to envision the end result of a sugar cookie when you look at the cookie cutter, so I thought I’d show what the cookie cutters looked like in case you were curious. I bought this set last year at Joann, but it’s here too.
Also! I had the hardest time coming up with good saying for my tombstones! I finally found some good slightly funny ones online, and then saw some around the neighborhood (in yards) and these are what I came up with. I think you want decorative tombstone phrases to be fun and slightly twisted but not full-on grotesque, right?
All in all I love making sugar cookies so much and I don’t like eating them so it works out nicely.
Plus I have the cutest baking assistant ever. She might not be super helpful but she’s really good at raw cookie dough.
I hope you have a very spooky Halloween! I think I seriously might make one more batch of cookies…I have a problem. But if you want to see other ones I’ve done, here are some: Edible Gem Necklace Cookies, Christmas Cookies, and I still need to do a post on Gigi’s Pony cookies! And what I realized when I went to list all of my cookies is that I hardly ever get finished pictures of them on the blog (yet another reason you should follow me on instagram) but I’m seriously going to rectify this ASAP.
I love your guts.