Happy late Fourth of July! I don’t particularly enjoy the food that goes along with this holiday, being vegetarian and all, but I definitely wasn’t going to let a holiday pass without using it as an excuse to bake! My dad requested the cinnamon shortbread cookies so I had to make some. I had originally planned on a delicious white chocolate blueberry tart, but I couldn’t find our tart pan and wasn’t about to waste money on another so the cookies were the only thing I made.
The one that reads, “Hola Amigo” was done by my sister around the time when I had grown extremely tired of decorating and my sister had wanted to have some fun with icing. I always forget that decorating is only fun at the very beginning when everything is new and the creative juices are flowing and then it all becomes repetitive, dull, and time consuming. Ha! I make it sound so awful, but it’s really not that bad. I swear!
Just out of the oven! I let my sister cut these ones because I was too busy decorating.
Starting to pipe on an outline. I really need to improve on this because I tend to have wobbly lines and my end points are never very clean. That is why you’ll see white points at the end of a lot of lines. I guess it’s fine considering this was only my second time decorating cookies.
My messy work station. I used Martha Stewart’s method of putting the thinned out icing in squeeze bottles. It was substantially easier than the last time and there wasn’t any mess from gravity causing the thin icing to ooze out of the frosting tips.
The end! There were a ton of cookies in the end even though a lot were eaten before and during decorating.