Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Cookies

I made the sugar cookies.

I made the icing plan -- sketching out on paper what I thought would be cute.

I have to do this.  When I sketch it out, it helps me to know which frosting to put on first; what areas I'll have to let dry before I put another color on; when to put on the sprinkles, etc, etc, etc!

I made two mistakes this time.

I'll show them to you.  Mistakes aren't bad; they help me do better next time.  Thankfully, mistakes taste the same as successes.

First mistake:  I over baked my cookies.  I did a little change to my cookie dough.  Why?  I have no idea!  I have a great recipe.  Lesson learned:  don't mess with the dough!

Second mistake:  I tried to decorate when there was too much going on at home.  "Mom!"  "Mom!"  "Mom!"  Even though I had a plan, I didn't pay enough attention to the fact that it really wasn't working!

Here are the goods!

USA, hearts, stars, and celebration cupcakes.

Stars and stripes makes for festive cookies.

While the USA was the easiest, they stood out
with all of the other decorated cookies.

The celebration cupcakes is our favorite.

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