Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Sugar Cookie Massacre of 2010

There was a Christmas massacre at my house, I am not going to lie - it isn't pretty. At least that is what I think my sugar cookies look like this year. I tried to pipe icing with white and then flood the inside with red but apparently I made it too runny and a bloodbath ensued.  Rather than try and fix it I just went with it and hoped the sprinkles would help make them look more festive. Little Man and I had a pretty good time making this mess.

Not sure if she would want the credit or not but I got the frosting recipe from i am baker, and it is tasty and I am sure in more capable hands (i.e. someone that can follow directions) it would have worked great.

  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar (powder Sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1 drop Lemon Juice (fresh Or Processed)-this is optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup
The first victim. Clearly someone tried to cover up the crime.
 Double homicide or murder/suicide?

Not even the tree was safe. I do love the gloss!

 A herd of dinosaurs were near by but didn't hear a thing.

The damage. There was icing EVERYWHERE in my kitchen - counters, floors, cabinets, the dog...

More dinosaurs. We normally use these for Playdoh but thought what would scream Christmas more than a festively decorated Stegosaurus and Pteranodon.

The cookies taste amazing. Here is the recipe I used.

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
2 medium eggs
10 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

  1. Cream together sugar and butter.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well.
  3. Then add sour cream and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to wet ingredients a little at a time.
  5. Chill in refrigerator till firm or even overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 400°.
  7. Roll the dough 1/4-1/2-inch thickness and cut out into desired shape.
  8. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until lightly pale golden--not brown.
  9. Allow to cool completely on wire rack before frosting.


Anonymous said... Reply to comment

Those are awesome! I actually laughed out loud when looking at the Gingerbread man one....poor guy!

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