Remember these tragic Christmas cookies?
You know, my maiden voyage into royal icing territory that didn't end well?
The cookies that were not only ugly,
but tasteless and gave me heartburn too?
You may not remember them, but I sure do. How could I forget? These cookies have been haunting (haunting!) me for well over a month.
Well, I'm happy to report that I've been vindicated. Hallelujah, I've been redeemed!
Victory over my royal icing woes has never smelled, nor tasted so sweet.
Honestly, I'm not 100% sold on the sugar cookie recipe I used, but it is miles above the first one I tried. No heartburn, thankfully.
I rolled the dough thick and under baked, but they still were a bit too crisp for my liking. However, after a few days, the cookies did soften.
These are still far from perfect, but my hand was so much steadier this time.
You have no idea how badly I wish I could fix the smudge on that lower right petal.
I suppose, however, that the joy of my victorious rematch with royal icing shall be enough to help me forget about that smudge.
There is still work to be done to perfect my cookie art,
but for now, I shall relish my purple cookie success.