Here’s a picture of my next-to-last Xmas cookie for this year. They’re sitting here on a baking sheet waiting to go into the oven.
That’s the last you’ll see of them because despite careful monitoring, they all have burned edges and some have big bulging centers. I was planning to do some fancy piped icing and big dots to make them seem like actual Xmas trees but the heck with that plan now.
I have one last ball of uncolored sugar cookie dough waiting for me downstairs. My plan was to make cut out stars and cover them with those big Wilton sparkling sugar chunks. Now I don’t know. Maybe I’ll just cut them into 1″ x 3″ strips and cover them with white icing, then drag a toothpick through red and green icing lines. I think I have one of those wavy-edged raviloi cutters around soemthere. That might make them look like I put some effort into these. w/e Frankly, my Xmas cookie fails this year have made me lose interest but I am going to see this through to the bitter burned and lumpy end.
*I may have been just a little bit too in love with my new rolling pin. I mean I guess these cookies didn’t roll themselves out to 1/8″ thickness. The pin is a simply beautiful hunk of maple that is so perfectly balanced, so heavy, so smooth so utterly great at doing what it’s supposed to do, so satisfying to use that I couldn’t stop rolling it around.
UPDATE: slightly burned, slightly bumpy and covered in unnatural colors, here is the end of the Xmas cookie experience for this year. I wish that I could have found the yellow sugar sparkles. That might have mitigated things a bit here but w/e.