Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sugar Cookie (attempt #1)

Decorated Sugar Cookies scare the heck out of me. I had never tried to make them for fear of failure. I do not do failure very well and I am my own worst critic.

A family member is expecting her first baby and for her baby shower she has requested that my daughter make various types of cookies including sugar cookies for her shower. I graciously agreed to her request without peeping a word of my fear and the simple fact we have never done them.

I have spent the better part of the last two weeks searching the web, you-tube and talking with friends for the perfect sugar cookie recipe and royal icing recipe. I will admit, there is so much information out there and everyone thinks his/her recipe is the best. I do enjoy reading all the blogs and really enjoy hearing about the mishaps. Mishaps, this is one thing that you can always count on. I find myself more prepared now that I am armed with some of the do's and don'ts of sugar cookies and royal icing. Cookies are easy, right?

With my daughters end of the season softball party nearing, I decided to jump into the sugar cookie making mode and use this experience as practice. The baby shower is not until June. I got plenty of time. I kept the details simple as to not overwhelm myself in my adventure. I used The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies recipe I found on Allrecipes.com. I was very pleased with the taste of these cookies, however, I did find them just a little sticky to work with. As for the icing, I used a Cream Cheese icing that tasted great. I have been sworn to secrecy and am unable to provide you with the recipe. Sorry.

Not to shabby for my first run. I am happy that my first time was a successful one and that I am more determined now than I was when I started. One common statement I have found on many of the blogs out there is, This is all about trial and error and finding what works best for YOU. What works for one does not always work for others. I did a lot of research and was prepared for all of the endless mishaps that could have happened. Decorating cookies can be very time consuming, the end result is rewarding. Have fun with your adventure.