I love to bake.
And I’m not just talking cakes and pies, either. I’m referring to cookies in the form of actual cutouts with cookie cutters and decorating with royal icing. I’ve started collecting cookie cutters and I’ve spent a fortune in meringue powder this past year. I believe I’ve finally gotten the icing thing down to a fine art (thin for flooding and thick for outlining).
Again, who knew?!
But I really do love it! I mean, really enjoy it! I love rolling out the dough with a rolling pin that my mom gave me (I actually had “rolling pin” on my Christmas list and mom decided to give me hers). I had no idea that a rolling pin could work so well (don’t ask me what I used before mom gave me her rolling pin…)! But every time I use it, I’m reminded of my Grandmother because I’m pretty sure she had the same one. I love using the cookie cutters. I feel like I’m in my own little world. The only thing I’m missing is an apron. Ha!
Now, my cookies certainly don’t look “professional,” but at least they’ve been good enough for family get-to-gethers, Grandparent’s Day, Alise’s school’s homecoming, and other holidays!
So this weekend, while Wayne and Alise were at the camp, I decided to go “Betty Crocker” and whip out my ol’ rolling pin and try Mirya’s snowflake cookies. After all, I had slept until 10:00 that morning (which is something I nevah do) and I wanted to at least feel productive!
I was a little disappointed when the snowflake design turned out more like a flower after baking, but realized that I would have to outline the cookies for a snowflake affect. I wasn’t able to find the same color blue or the pearls that Mirya used, but I think they still turned out great! At least Wayne and Alise were impressed!
I took the cookies to school this morning to welcome Mrs. L and EC back from their extra week of Christmas break. This time last week, they were in Walt Disney World chumming up to the Princesses. Alise missed her teacher and good friend very much. In fact, I helped Alise make a “Welcome Back” card for EC and we decorated it with a bunch of Cinderella stickers. Alise hand wrote “I missed you” inside. So cute!
We were late for school today (Gasp! I know!) and when we walked in the classroom, EC was showing her Princess pictures to her classmates. I loved the way she said, “Belle.” It came out more like “Bale.”
A true Southern Bale, don’t you think?
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