The cookie baking blitz is on, so I decided to roll some dough and start with the cut-outs! Since there’s a bit of winter in the air, and I’ve been wearing my new hand-knitted mittens (thank you, Teresa :), I thought merry mittens would be the perfect choice.
I used this No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe, but I cut it in half. Additionally, I reduced the baking powder to just one teaspoon (it should have been 1 1/2 teaspoons for half the recipe) because I didn’t want the cookies to be too puffy. After they cooled, I brushed a very thin glaze of light corn syrup across the top, leaving the cuff part bare, and I immediately added the sugar and sprinkles. The cuff is Royal Icing II from Allrecipes, and I piped it with a small star tip.
I will freeze these and hope they come out looking as good as the day they were baked…I’ll let you know!
Note: I really should have added a litttttle more confectioner’s sugar to the royal icing, and the lines would have been crisper. Oh, well………..