Sometimes all I want to do is bake something pretty. I have a million and one things that I'd like to bake- but for one reason or another never get around to. If I knew for sure, that the future of my confections would not lay in either a.) my belly or b.) the trash , I'd bake more often. But the other day, I threw all caution the to wind (caution meaning my resistance against eating) and baked cookies. Sugar cookies to be exact.
Whenever I attempt sugar cookies I always start off with high hopes. The possibilities are endless and I am so incredibly excited. But, as is the case nearly 90% of the time, the finished product never ends up looking like my original vision. There's something about royal icing that I can't seem to get right (it's so easy too!). Maybe it's just the fact that I really, really don't like the taste? That's my new theory : royal icing has a 6th sense and refuses to cooperate with me because it knows I don't like it.
Anyways, after a few failed attempts with the royal icing, I used something a little bit more reliable - buttercream icing. I had some left over in the fridge and played around with a few designs. And as always, I added a hint of gold to them. They are by no means incredible- but they're a million and one times better than what I would have done with royal icing.
Plus, they're kinda pretty sitting on the counter like that.