Originally published May 2019
One of my old hobbies is making and decorating sugar cookies. My mom loves to throw themed parties and she’s great at it, so I loved making sugar cookies for the parties! It takes a lot of time, patience, and practice, and it’s so fun. Search up Pinterest and you can find hundreds of ideas for adorable cookies to make! I had a great time decorating these sugar cookies like donuts.
Now that I’ve finished work, I find myself with time to actually do things like this – it’s great! I’m enjoying it while it lasts since once Kiwi is here I’m sure things will change and it will be a little more difficult to do things like this. (I can’t wait though!)
I had so much fun making these. The last time I made sugar cookies was probably a year and a half ago, and I didn’t do a great job so they didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. This time I had more patience and didn’t try to do it all at once, and it was much more enjoyable! I baked the cookies one day, and decorated them the next day. I let them dry for a few hours in between layers which made a big difference as well!
I was going to do a pink and purple theme, until I realized that I only have food coloring in red, yellow, green, and black. I want to get some new colors soon, since there’s only so much you can do with just these! However, I went ahead with pink and yellow and they still turned out great. Colored sprinkles would have been fun too but I only had the chocolate ones and I wasn’t going to walk all the way to the store.
Let me just add that they do taste as great as they look! I have to admit I’m a little offended when people ask if they taste good because why would I spend hours making cookies that aren’t even enjoyable to eat? Of course they taste good! And since I’m telling you this I’ll have to share the recipe with you so you can see for yourself. I found this recipe printed off in my mom’s cookbook, years and years ago – it’s the one I’ve always used. The cookies are soft and delicious. I normally leave out the almond extract just because we never bought it when I was growing up. They’re just as good either way. Click the link below to find the best recipe for sugar cookies!
A few tips:
If you’re decorating with icing, don’t sprinkle them with sugar as the recipe says.
When you’re mixing the dough, it can seem like you put too much flour, especially if you’re mixing by hand (don’t; it’s way easier with a mixer) – just keep mixing; it will come together and make the perfect cookies!
So; donuts, anyone?!