My LEAST favorite cookie to make has always been a sugar cookie.
So unenjoyable as far as I'm concerned.
(Which is very hard when patience is NOT your virtue)
You chill some more.
You cut some more.
Now the shape you cut is hardly discernible because it's risen or spread into some wonky blob.
(another thing I don't like waiting for.)
Then you frost.
It usually looks ugly, like a Kindergartner could have done a better job.
And really....is the taste even worth it in the end?
At least that has been my experience until now.
But listen up. I have something for you that will...
a.) knock your socks off, but not your saddlebags!
b.) make you feel like a professional cookie decorator. (You'll be doing bouquets in no time)
c.) buy you a few more friends you've been wishing for.
d.) give you something fun to do with your kids.
(or you could just sit them in front of little einsteins and tell them mommy's busy being awesome while you decorate)
I want to kiss this girl because she has rocked my sugar cookie world.
These cookies are the best. They retain their shape and they stay dense and chewy for days. They are incredibly caloric and incredibly delicious. (aren't delicious and caloric synonyms?) The frosting sounds unusual, but you've got to trust me on this! It is KILLER!
And oh the fun you can have decorating!
A few tips: DON'T over cook. I take mine out when they still look blonde in color. Not even brown edges (about 12 mins). I don't use clear vanilla in the frosting. I DO bake the cookies the day before, frost the next day, and eat for the next week! They taste even better after a day of sitting out!
Please enjoy & have a wonderful VALENTINES DAY!