MC 7.1: On the first day of baking…

…My cookies gave to me a kitchen that smells yummy!

This past Saturday, I had a Christmas party for my high school small group girls   And decided to try my hand at baking sugar cookies for the first time!

Before baking the cookies, though, I had to get my first rolling pin, icing tubes, and even almond extract. I texted my mom after saying that “I feel like a real housewife now.” For some reason owning a rolling pin made me feel like I was truly adulting, until I realized that I probably should’ve gotten a rolling pin from an actual kitchen place… because you get what you pay for at Walmart.

Anyways, I found a recipe where you didn’t have to refrigerate the dough before cutting it, which really came in handy since I made them Saturday morning!

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Notice the extracts – so fancy. Here are my ingredients! I mixed the butter and sugar, then the egg and extracts, and lastly the flour and baking powder. It was pretty thick dough! I rolled out about half the dough, which was really difficult to do on a cutting board. In retrospect, I probably should’ve just done it on the counter. I got basically the same amount of flour on it anyway.

I did end up putting the second half in the fridge to firm up a bit, because as you can see below, the edges didn’t hold their shape super well.

I made about 3 dozen cookies, and checked on them pretty often so they wouldn’t be too crispy! I almost ALWAYS overcook cookies, and that’s definitely not something you want for sugar cookies. They ended up turning out pretty well!

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The girls and I had lots of fun decorating them! Hopefully I can figure out how to make the edges a little firmer next time, but I think it went well for my first try! If any bakers out there want to give me some tips, they would be much appreciated. I’m going to do something a little more challenging next week, so make sure you check back in!

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