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Making Cookies — Catching Up With Posts

Happy Saturday All!

What better to talk about on a Saturday than making cookies.  In case you didn’t know it, I’m not just a paper crafter. I’m branching out. ❤

First, my favorite sugar cookie recipe I’ve found is from Lila Loa — Vanilla Sugar Cookie 2.0. There are others that are good, like Sweet Sugar Belle’s Basic Sugar Cookies and others. BUT this one, I just like the best personally.

I use Sweetopia.net’s Royal Icing Recipe, except I add 1 tsp of Vanilla.

My favorite Sprinkle Shop – Sweet Treat Stencils. Seriously y’all. SO DANG CUTE! I don’t use the stencils because I’m not that fancy… when you look below, you’ll see.

For the past couple years, I have taken cookie decorating lessons. If I had to say something was lacking from the lessons it was how to set up for decorating. What do I mean? Well… it’s much different when you go to class and the icing is the correct consistency and the tips and bags and everything else is there for you THAN when you have to guess how thick or thin the icing must be. Sigh. AND if you know that you are doing something in advance and still wait till the last minute, it’s NOT good where royal icing decorating is concerned.

And so, I have much to learn, BUT I thought I’d share my Texas Mardi Gras Cookies.  In progress… They turned out fairly decent.

These are part of what I baked for Christmas to give to various docs, the boy’s guitar teacher, and a neighbor too.

This rack, in my little kitchen – it made it all possible y’all. It holds 8 baking trays, and it helped me when baking, drying, etc. LOVE!

These are the cookies I decorated:

And these are the trays of goodies:

I could never do this for a living y’all. I’m too OCD. But if I could get more organized and learn more.. I could do it more often for friends and for special occasions.
Have a great Saturday All!
Hugs & Blessings,
Em

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