Into the pantry I ventured, surveying the area for ingredients that could become treats fit for a frog-prince. After quickly deciding that recreating those famous man-catchin' beignets might be a tad ambitious (the word "kneading" strikes fear into my little baking heart, and I'll spare you the tales of my unfortunate deep-frying experiences... I don't want to talk about it.), I opted for the simpler, tried-and-true sugar cookie. The ultimate plan was to shape them into bows and Mickey-heads (silhouettes? Hidden Mickeys?) and adorn them with copious amounts of icing and adorableness.
Note: "Plan" is the operative word in the previous sentence, but we'll get to that later...
The cookies began like any others with room-temperature butter, which I
This is where things start to get dicey, so I'll take you through a little bit of step-by-step journey, accompanied by visual aids (read: poor-quality iPhone photos) for your enjoyment.
Stir together the dry ingredients (flour and salt), then SIFT them into the butter because this recipe is turning out to be far more high-maintenance than you anticipated. Add milk.
Messy counter is optional.
Stir the batter by hand, unless you have one of those fancy-schmancy stand mixers (you lucky duck, you), until you cannot possibly stir anymore. Chill dough for at least two hours. Also, remind yourself to just buy the pre-made stuff next time.
Cookie dough, you have been far more trouble than you're worth.
Let's not tell Tiana about this one, okay?
Have a wonderful weekend!
- Becca :)