So, I was looking for simple shaped cookie cutters and I hit the mother-trucker-load! I went to Bed Bath and Beyond(which is just really just random crap that no one needs) and I found these bad boys. um, 100 cookie cutters for $10! How could I resist? So, the set has most holidays, numbers and letters. The only down side is that they dont have basic shapes like square, triangle, etc. (there are circles, hearts and stars)
So, for my first batch of cookies using the new cutters I made the alphabet.
Things I learned very quickly
The dough needs to be REALLY cold.
Lay down a piece of plastic wrap
Roll out the dough
Then carefully pick up the cookie cutter with the dough in it still
Let the cookie rest on the baking sheet with the cutter on it still(which makes it attach to the sheet so you can remove the cutter with NO problem.)
Refrigerate the cookies on the baking sheets for 10-15 minutes.
My cookies turned out great! I tried a new icing which is made up of powdered sugar, veg. shortening, and vanilla. Its pretty good. Its supposed to still dry hard but less hard than royal icing. Which is a good thing for me.
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