Since I didn't trust myself to free-hand the letters, I used a technique in which I piped the letters onto wax paper, let them dry, and then transferred them to the cookie. The sugar letters won't come up neatly until they are 100% dry.....so I needed to exercise some real patience here!
This was definitely the most labor intensive part of the process. Particularly because I lack math skills and accidentally made twice as many of these purple ones than I needed to. I decided it was actually a good thing, as that way I could pick out the best ones. At least that is what I continued to tell myself while my self-diagnosed carpal tunnel was acting up.
My cousin Liz threw a joint 60th birthday party for her mom and dad, and asked if I would make sugar cookie favors for the event. I was super excited! This was the first time I've been asked to make cookies in any official capacity. Every other time I've made them it was of my own volition and frankly, it didn't really matter how they turned out. This is also the first time I've had to make a specific amount of cookies. I can now say with authority that the recipe I use will yield around 36 round two and a half inch cookies. Liz and I decided upon two monogrammed cookies for each guest, so I needed to make a total of 84 cookies. Yikes!
I'm a Pittsburgher with a new found love of baking. This blog will serve as a place for me to share both my successes and misadventures in the kitchen.
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