23 Dec The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
‘Tis the season for cookies. A year ago, I never would have known that a “cookie season” even existed. But it totally does exist. I remember a time–many many years ago–when I actually had a kitchen table… now, there are only cookies.
In my haste of baking all of these cookies, I forgot to share them with the world (no, that does not mean that I ate them all… I only ate half of them). I also want to share with you some tips and tricks for hosting your very own “cookie day”. So once a year, since I was a little kid, a family member of mine always hosted a “cookie day” where the entire day was dedicated to baking every cookie imaginable. And I mean every cookie. It was (and is) the absolute best but the older I got, the more I realized how much work it was. You know how it is… when you’re a kid, you show up, make a mess, eat a bunch of cookies, and then pass out in a cookie coma. As an adult, you have to actually like… clean… and stuff.
This past cookie day, I picked up a couple of tips and tricks to make the process a little bit easier. Step one is to gather your supplies:
- Plastic tablecloth covers (THIS IS THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO COOKIE DAY OMG OMG OMG)
- Lots of piping bottles
- Piping tips (I recommend the #1, #2, #3, and #4 because the tips that come with the above bottles just don’t quite work with royal icing)
- Cookie boxes
Now it’s time to cover all surfaces with the plastic tablecloths. Hooray! Now you have plenty of space to put the thousands of cookies you’re about to crank out. After whipping up some No Fail Sugar Cookies (or using a cookie mix) and some royal icing (or using a royal icing mix) you are ready to go! Fill up those piping bottles and flood those cookies! Just make sure to let them dry before you pack them up.
Merry Christmas and happy cookie decorating!