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...
The countertop needed more sprinkles, obviously
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.