Another holiday season means another round of decorated sugar cookies at our house. As you'll see from the photos, Emma's becoming a pro. She helped me roll and cut out the dough and I decorated them during nap-time. She decorated some eggs with sprinkles when she woke up... a lot of sprinkles.
Here is the link to my favorite sugar cookie recipe... it is the best, using powdered sugar to give the cookies a fine texture.
I love mixing colors... here are my tips for creating really pretty colors.
Decorating is really simple if you practice having a steady hand that can make basic shapes. It is really just drawing outlines and filling in.
I piped a wing on after the body had dried to create a second layer.
The birds and bunny needed a little extra, too, so I piped a wing in blue and a white breast on the bird. Mr. Bunny got a white sparkly sprinkle tail.
Here's the blue bird complete with wing and white breast.
I wanted the eggs to resemble real eggs - I love how they turned out. I think they'll go great when packaged with the brightly colored chicks, birds and bunnies.
Just a look at my kitchen mid-mess...
Speaking of mid-mess... Miss Emma loves her sprinkles!
Look at our sweet little collection of spring cookies.
I'll be packaging these up (and freezing) them for Easter baskets - I'll share them later this week (or early next...)!
For my tips on Freezing Sugar Cookies, click here!