|Based on tutorial from Sweet Ambs|
I can't believe how behind I am this year. I finished decorating 4 dozen sugar cookies yesterday afternoon and they are all finally dried. That may not sound like a lot to those cookiers who do this for a living...but I gotta say, I am plum wore out! My shoulders and back ache and I've never been so happy to be finished with a task. That's not to say I won't do it again in a few short weeks, but with everything else that goes on at Christmas...I must say I bow before the cookie artists who take orders during the holidays, do all of their own family stuff, shop, and wrap and....just everything! Kudos to those bakers of Christmas art!!!
I used both Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie dough as well as Acorn Squash Sugar Cookie dough - they are my two favorites. Printable recipes are linked. Ian has tested one and gives them the thumbs up. Now, before I can sit down to rest, I'm off to the kitchen to bake off the dough I froze earlier for Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies and Mint Chocolate Delights. I can't believe the holidays are upon me! Yikes...so much still to do!!!
I'm so very tired that I don't think I can be much more coherent - so I'm just going to post pictures...'kay? Just consider it show and tell of the cookie variety.
|YouTube tutorial from Sweet Ambs gave|
me excellent instructions for this type of cookie! Cookie
Cutter from Etsy seller, PlasticsInPrint.
|My first attempt at using a culinary silk screen print...kinda cool!|
These were from Gateaux.
|Stencil from Designer Stencils|
|A re-do of the set I did earlier this month.|
Based on YouTube tutorial from
Montreal Confections. Cookie Cutter
from Truly Mad Plastics.
|Designer Stencils - unless otherwise designated,|
all stencils are from DesignerStencils.com
|Tree stencil in background from Salsa Sweets, sleigh over-stencil|
from Designer Stencils
|Royal Icing Transfers are great to make ahead. The last|
a long time if carefully stored in airtight containers.
Think "hard sugar candy"...I love to keep them on hand.
|Another of my favorites this year.|
This cookie just looks "peaceful".
|One of my favorites - the scene of carolers in the snow|
is so sweet. I made a couple of cookies using this
|I was planning to build gingerbread houses this year.|
Time got away from me - so I did a cookie house
|Used snowflake stencil from Etsy seller, Artfully Designed.|
|Stencil from Salsa Stencils|
|My attempt at a cardinal because|
Mr. Flip Flop is from Indiana.
|I really love this stencil! It works on round or square|
|My silly snowmen and ladies...I just realized|
I forgot to pipe their twig arms. Oh well,
we will just assume I meant them to
look exactly as they look!
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!