Lets take a minute to admire these whimsical sugar cookies. How fun are these?! Sure, they look like a unicorn sneezed on them, but that’s part of the fun. They’re perfect for a birthday party or even a circus clown Bar Mitzvah. I’ll let you pick. They’re so Lisa Frank! Only my 90’s chick girls will catch that last reference.
I bake quite a lot but I can honestly say that decorating sugar cookies totally intimidates me. One little sway of hand and it looks like my three year old took over. That’s why I usually stick with drop or thumbprint cookies. So I longingly browse other baking blogs that showcase incredible decorating skills. I’m absolutely in love with what Bridget over at Bake at 350 does with her cookies. If you haven’t seen her site please go look at her beautiful creations. Every one of her posts amaze me. I’m so envious!
So until I muster up the courage and dive into her world I created these simple snowflake sugar cookies. The recipe comes from her website and makes a firm dough that’s perfect for rolling out and cutting shapes with, yet the cookies come out really soft and flavorful when baked. I drizzled the sweet royal icing over the cookies with two piping bags filled with white and aqua. They’re cute, yummy, and perfect with hot cocoa or tea. Santa has come and gone so what does that mean? More cookies for us!
To decorate just lightly drizzle each color of icing at an angle on each cookie. You can use a zip lock baggie and cut a little hole in the corner or two piping bags. Once the icing hardens they’re ready to eat. If you’re patient enough!