I LOVE cookies. .. I could be the cookie Monster. Especially when it comes to decorated Sugar Cookies. I have been making these for over 40 years. I made them for my children when they were growing up and now make them for my grandchildren. I try to make them for each occasion during the year and on their birthdays. The children have always loved helping me make these.
I remember baking cookies with my mother from the time I was a very young girl. This is one of the special memories I wanted to create with my own children and grandchildren. One of my grandchildren, a 4 year old who lives in Denver, has even called me to say “Honey,the cookies are gone” That means I need to get a box in the mail! When I visit them we do make cookies too.
I have used this recipe for about 35 years and find it to be fool-proof. You can create these special cookies for any event just by purchasing a cookie cutter or being creative and designing your own cookie shapes. I find most of my cookie cutters at Craft 2000 or www.coppergifts.com. My tips are to use the metal or copper cookie cutters and to use only the best ingredients. I always use my baking stones, they keep the bottoms from becoming too dark and the cookies remain softer. If you do use metal cookie sheets, line with parchment paper. Another good tip I recommend is to use the Wilton Coloring Paste when coloring the icing. I use a toothpick or the end of a small plastic knife to add the coloring to icing bowls. When I am preparing the icing, I divide it out into heavy disposable bowls and use plastic silverware . EASY CLEAN-UP!
Please see a few pictures of some of the cookies I have made and try this great recipe