Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sugar Cookies

With Christmas right around the corner, I've been itching to bake and decorate some sugar cookies. It just seems like something you should do this time of year especially if you have kids. I've always loved to bake but I usually stick with things that are chocolate. So, what I'm trying to say here is that this was my first attempt at baking the sugar cookie. Mike helped me make the dough Friday night and since it was supposed to chill for one to three hours we decided to leave it overnight and wake up Saturday morning to begin baking. Okay, that was mistake number one. Cookie dough left in the refrigerator overnight gets really cold and really hard. So, if you do this make sure you have time to set it out and let it thaw some the next day. But don't let it thaw too much. That was mistake number two. Because cookie dough that isn't chilled enough is really hard to roll out and cut with cookie cutters. And then please don't try to bake sugar cookies on a pizza stone. That was mistake number three. For the love of all that is good and sweet you need to bake sugar cookies on a regular old cookie sheet. So, anyway, after all of the mistakes here is what we got.

Notice how all of the Christmas trees and gingerbread men and stars and stockings are grouped together? Even in baking, there's room for organization people. Here's what they look after the decorating.

If you have leftover cookie dough, you might want to think about baking a special cookie in the form of your son's favorite animal. In our case, this is a crab. I know, he's missing a leg.

Then go ahead and let the little guy eat the cookie.

Then, if you want to, take a picture of him falling into a sugar coma and post it on the internet.


  1. I love it!! Those are the best looking sugar cookies I ever saw. Especially the crab. Love, Mom

  2. You did well! I am proud of you! I am on a mission to make gingerbread men soon.

  3. those cookies tasted great, so you did a good job. congrats! When i try to make sugar cookies i can never get the dough to not expand is this because i didnt chill them first.

  4. maybe so. all the recipes i looked at said to chill the dough at least an hour beforehand.