I made these adorable cookies last autumn for a halloween party, and I just couldn't resist making them again. This year, however, I have a year of cooking under my belt, and they came out MUCH better.
Better flavor, better consistency, and the addition of white crystal-like sprinkles added a little sparkle and a fun texture.
The best part about these cookies is how small they are. They are literally bite sized, so you can eat a whole handful without feeling bad about it. Well, too bad.
I mean, I ate like 4 dozen of these by myself and I feel great!
So, good news! My cookie cutter worked!!! I was able to make a batch of red eared slider turtle cookies for my coworker's last day.
I may have gone a little overboard when I was piping the frosting, but it was my first time using the little tip and I was just so excited to decorate them!
I won't lie, these cookies take a long time to make. I started these on Sunday and did one or two steps every day, finishing at 10:30 PM Tuesday night. If you need a quick and easy cookie recipe, I would find a less labor intensive one. But if you have the time and creativity they are so much fun!
This recipe will work for any cookie cutter, obviously!
So, on Saturday I may have visited a certain TJMaxx, and I may have purchased a set of 100 cookie cutters for only $10!!! Who could resist!
LOOK AT THEM ALL! So, being adventurous as always, I decided I needed to make a huge batch of cookies to try them out. I found a recipe online and started making the dough.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I quickly learned that trying to roll out cookie dough on a hot, humid day is damn near impossible. But I did my best, rolling it out on wax paper like I thought I was supposed to do, then I popped it in the oven!
Soon I smelled smoke. And lots of it. Turns out wax paper is not the same as parchment paper. Who knew? (Remember how new at this I am.) I grabbed the pan before the wax paper ignited totally, but it was nice and singed on the corners. Disappointed, I threw the rest of the dough into the fridge and left to do something else.
I came back later that night, once it had cooled down, to give it another shot. And lo and behold it was a huge success!
Except for a few minor slip-ups here and there...
But they turned out SO WELL! And it was a lot of fun. I made dinosaurs (duh!), airplanes, teddy bears, hearts, rocket ships, stars and my personal favorite:
ICE CREAM CONES!!! =) How cute are these?
Now that I have more cookie cutters than I'll ever need, I'm stoked to perfect my cookie making abilities and become the best cookie froster ever.