Whenever the holiday season rolls around, I set out on a baking spree and bake up a few different recipes. So far, I've made peppermint bark, sugar cookies and cake pops (coming up!). I used this popular recipe and these sugar cookies turned out amazing. The only thing I changed was using salted butter rather than unsalted because it was cheaper at the grocery store. I find that the salt balances out the high amount of sugar in these cookies. You can't taste that extra salt from the butter (I didn't add the 1/2 tsp of salt). Everyone around the house really enjoyed these cookies. Success!
As you can tell, the first photo is the only one including cookies with the red icing. I split the icing up into three containers (red, white, blue). The red ones were the first to be iced, and were quickly devoured. Once everyone was all sugared out, I was able to finish decorating the others and photograph them. Lately I've been obsessing with photographing food, especially desserts, mmmm.
I didn't take pictures of the process because my battery died earlier. Blogger fail.
snowmen, trees, candy canes, bells, mitts, stars
If you want to bake something sweet for the holidays, make these! They may be more time consuming due to the effort of rolling out the dough, cutting shapes, decorating (optional), but it is a lot of fun, especially done with holiday music in the background.