A little preface: One of my biggest struggles is the lack of lighting in the kitchen at night when I do 99% of my cooking. Another issue? I need more limbs. I only have two arms/hands to tackle this blogging thing. I assumed my body knew I was lacking in the ‘limbs department’ so I was hoping to grow two more during 2018… but apparently that’s NOT happening!
“Don’t make assumptions.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
Teleportation abilities would’ve been nice too. Oh well!! Hopefully 2019 will make my superhero ability dreams come true. *shrugs with only two shoulders*
So, back to my preface…. I told my husband I needed to “up” the photo game for my blog so he gave me my Christmas presents early. He hooked me up with an elongated camera/phone clamp (aka, more hands), a variety of photo lenses including a polarized lens, and an LED camera light.
This is my first post trying out the new gear. 🙂
These soft cut-out sugar cookies are great for any holiday or themed party and so fun to decorate, especially if you have kids! Their not-too-sweet flavor makes royal icing or buttercream frosting the perfect addition. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my “photo op.”
My baking notes:
- You have to spoon and level the flour. To be specific: use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup, and then level it with the elongated end of the spoon. *Home Economics 101* 🙂
- My final cookie dough product turned out crumbly and I followed the directions exactly. Did I lose my cool? Yep! But after adding a couple splashes of milk to the dough, it came together very nicely. Please note: this recipe has GREAT reviews so it might have been my 5280 “super dry weather and elevation” problems…
- Make sure to under-bake the cookies. One thing I’ve learned about sugar cookies is you should NEVER let them brown, not even a bit.
- You can frost them using basic royal icing, buttercream frosting, OR you can take a shortcut and buy Wilton’s Cookie Icing from almost any chain store.
- Did you notice my cute little gingerbread boy and girl? I drew on them with my daughter’s Crayola markers! Just kidding. You can buy the same baking pens from Amazon and they make decorating SO MUCH FUN and unique! Link here: Bakerpan Food Coloring Markers
You can find the VERY EASY recipe here:
Cut-Out Sugar Cookies:
Recipe adapted from: https://www.mirlandraskitchen.com/sugar-cookies/
Enjoy 🙂 xoxo