Friday, February 12, 2010
Valentine's Day Cookies
Most of you who know me know that I really like to bake and that anything that has to do with flour and sugar I can make well. It will taste awesome. However, I cannot seem to make things look pretty AT ALL. I have always said who cares what it looks like as long as it tastes good, right? And while I still hold fast to that I have to say that I envy people who can make cakes that look good enough to be a wedding cake or cookies that look like they come from a Martha Stewart ad.
Yesterday I read a tutorial on royal icing. It looked time consuming but really not all that hard so I decided I'd give it a try today. Seeing as how Valentine's Day is on Sunday and I happen to have a heart shaped cookie cutter I decided to make cookies that look like sweetheart candies.
All in all it was actually a LOT easier then I thought it would be. Obviously my piping skills are lacking, and I had a hard time getting the consistency of the icing just right (especially the pink) but I am really happy with these. And I am happy that I finally tried the whole royal icing thing.
The cookies are my favorite sugar cookie recipe so they aren't just pretty (or semi-pretty in my case) They also happen to taste awesome!