I haven’t baked any sugar cookies since I baked dozens of holiday sugar cookies for a couple of our sales reps to give to their customers before Christmas. I had been suffering a little burnout.
I also had some technical difficulties with my royal icing with the Christmas cookies. I had run out of my Williams Sonoma meringue powder and it appears to be unavailable now. In a pinch I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up the Wilton version.
Worst baking purchase ever. I had all kinds of trouble with this. While the icing still tasted good on the cookies, getting it on the cookies was a nightmare. I had trouble with it piping, and even when I thinned it out for flooding the consistency was just strange.
I immediately ordered my second favorite brand Ateco from Amazon.com.
I had a friend ask me about soccer sugar cookies. I did a little research for pictures of soccer designs and thought “No problem!”. After I committed to making two dozen I did a little more research and discovered that all the feedback on making soccer sugar cookies was negative.
While they were a tad tedious, I was very happy that I decided to purchase some non-toxic pens to draw the pentagon on the cookies to begin the pattern. If I hadn’t done this I would have been in big trouble.
The birthday girl is number eight on her soccer team. I just love what the black icing does to kids when they eat it. Overall I think they turned out very cute. It was good to make sugar cookies again.
Up this week? Cupcakes for a wedding shower on Friday and a baby shower on Saturday.