Decorating sugar cookies takes me back in time.
For Ben's first birthday we gave him a Fisher Price barn set. It is the one with the hayloft door that says "Moo" when you open it. Instead of wrapping the barn for him to open, I used it as a decoration and theme for his party. I set it out on our built-in china cabinet and laid out the barnyard. The horse ate out of his trough while the sheep munched on grass in its fence and the farmer rode his tractor.
That was one of my first adventures in icing sugar cookies. I used gingerbread men cookie cutters and made little farm people to eat :)
That was almost 30 years ago, though, and I am out of practice, to say the least. These cookies are for a party for Lily and Bennett. I really wish I had done a run-through about week ago. I would have made my mistakes on cookies for me to eat instead of on cookies for someone else. I did find out that polka dots cover a lot of flaws.
While looking online for recipes I found a fantastic site. The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle is a blog all about decorated cookies. With her help my cookies didn't spread too much and the icing worked perfectly. If she would just jump on over here and use her talent on the actual decorating, I'd be set!
They are pretty cute, though, aren't they?