We all know I hate royal icing. It sucks. Or, I suck at it. Either way, we’re enemies and this was the showdown.
I was excited for a variation on sugar cookies, since normally I turn my nose up to those!
Okay, I’m not elitist (really I am), but I just don’t like regular sugar cookies. These actually looked good.
Pretty simple/standard, yeah?
Oh, Dustin finally decided to show up for a recipe. Here are his hands.
So many hands.
I’d call him Vanna, but he actually helped and didn’t just show the goods.
Well, crap. Dustin’s hands turned to claws.
His sudden imparement made it difficult to do anything.
We went shopping (surprise!) while we waited for it to chill.
Thank Xenu for my JosephJoseph rolling pin so I didn’t have to guess when it hit 1/4 inch!
I found a few Hanukkah cutters at Crate&Barrel. Reppin for my dad and all other Jews out there. Challah atcha.
I decided to sift the powdered sugar through a sieve so it wouldn’t be lumpy and hard to mix.
It was too thin. Added more powdered sugar. Too thin. Added more powdered sugar. And again. Ugh.
Looks good. Tastes not good.
What a mess! This was not easy.
Dustin and Lindy made some…creative cookies.
I got: 62
Start time: 4:45
End time: 11:05 (6 hours, 20 minutes)
Really we waited 3 hours while they chilled instead of 1.5.
Martha’s estimated time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
What did I learn?
- I still hate royal icing. Coconut milk or regular, doesn’t matter.
- This is a recipe to do with friends! I would have been here for 18 hours if they weren’t helping.
- Washing 21 cookie cutters is NOT fun.
What do I need to learn?
- Why did I need so much more sugar? I will admit defeat until the expert shows me how in person some day.
Some of them turned out decent, and this time they all actually hardened!
But which holiday am I celebrating? I’m so confused.