Last night, I did my typical play-online-procrastinate-procrastinate-omg-it's-bedtime-and-I-haven't-started-baking-yet thing. Good that some things stay the same, right? *snort* Happily, my mom's sugar cookie recipe is pretty much impervious to screw-ups. I was a bit worried 'cause it was HOT in my house last night but it all worked out okay.
|Crumbly is OK.|
|Darth & Storm Troopers|
|X-Wings & Yoda|
Normally I go all kinds of bonkers on the decorating but I was just too tired last night. I knew this because I could not get the glaze to the right consistency. I struggled and struggled with it, and used most of a new bag of confectioners sugar. Nothing turned out right with the decorating, so please excuse how pathetic the poor things look. They taste delicious, that helps, right??
My first step was making the black for Darth. Thanks to a quick trip online to the Wilton forums, I had an idea of what would work. I added about 2 heaping tablespoons of unsweetened coco powder to probably a cup and a half of glaze and mixed well. Then I used Wilton's paste color in violet to turn it black. That paste is intense! It didn't take nearly as much as I thought it would. (It just took a couple globs of the paste on a toothpick. Seriously way less than a pea.)
|Yes, I trash my kitchen. I bake like the Swedish Chef.|
I used the glaze as-is for the X-Wings and the Storm Troopers. Again with the sparkly - I scattered blue sugar on the X-Wings and called it a day. I attempted to add black details to the Storm Troopers but the glaze was too thick, then too thin so I washed it off and called it good enough.
|Poor naked looking little things. I'm sorry.|
|They sorta look like X-Wings. If you squint.|
|At least his color is close.|
Next year, I'll decorate them properly...
Anyway, have a great Friday and May the Fourth be with you!
Update: Heh. A coworker just emailed this: "Good these cookies are! Awesome you are!" Totally made the lack of sleep worthwhile!