So I've recently delved into the world of making pretty cookies - branching out from the Toll House recipe for chocolate chip cookies that was my comfort zone before... See, I'm not a whole bunch of a baker. I don't have a whole lotta love for "measuring" or "precision" or "patience"... Give me a giant saute pan and a cabinet full of herbs and spices and I'm a MUCH happier camper. Cooking is more forgiving for a total anti-recipe disaster like myself.
Therefore, deciding to not just try cookies, but to try sugar cookies from scratch and then to deal with the rolling, the cutting, the baking, the cooling, and the mess was a big step for me. And then for me to step away from my comforting cans of icing and Tulip tubes of icing with which I grew up was downright ballsy. What the HECK was I doing with bags and tips and 6 bowls of different colored glaze icing?
And my tendencies towards perfectionism just makes the whole thing that much more absurd. Ask how practical it is for me, in my hectic life, to devote 6+ hours to a batch of COOKIES. It's not. It's totally absurd.
Regardless, I do it. Here are some of the results... some obviously better than others:
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