It all began so innocently... don't all adventures? Mine was born from curiosity after reading this blog post by KaHolly earlier this summer. "I wonder", I thought to myself, "how hard would it be to learn to decorate fabulous cookies such as these?" I did some research, watched a gazillion you tube videos and began ordering supplies... ready or not, I was on my way. This was something entirely new to me, something I felt compelled to try. "Hey, if the results weren't any good we could always eat the mistakes, right?" I set aside an entire day... and it took every bit of that. I used a sugar cookie recipe that I found online and, rolling out the dough with rolling pin spacers on my rolling pin, I found it simple to achieve the perfect, consistent1/4" cookie dough as recommended. My first batch from the oven saw a few of the smaller cookies over-browned. Timing is everything and this, like everything, has a learning curve. I'm up for the climb.
First cookie blanks... all ready to be dressed up!
The first fruits of my labor, with some acorns and leaves thrown in for good measure. I'm learning... one cookie at a time!