My brother Randy and his family were staying with us the week of New Year’s. About 5pm on New Year’s Eve we decided (ok, I demanded that we give in to the Sugar Cookie Demons that had been haunting me for a couple of months) to make Sugar Cookies. We used my Grandma Reynolds’ recipe. Holy YUM!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the nutmeg (I think we may have added a bit extra) and almond in it!!
I recently typed up my grandma’s recipe for sugar cookies as well as Steven’s grandma Verda’s recipe (which are super moist and yummy, too). I wanted them to be passed down and shared with others becuase they are super yummy and from two good cooks we love.
We decided on my grandma’s that day because we didn’t want to wait for the dough to chill. And off we went whiping up a double batch!
Saydee & I had tried Royal Icing a while back and it was fun. I wanted to show my sister in law and nieces how it was used.
I didn’t end up frosting too many cookies because I was ‘helping’ in other places, but I will tell you the ones that used royal icing this time were a bit tricky – it was too thick to put on in the bottles we used. So my advice would be to thin up this recipe a lot with the corn syrup or water (Google the consistency - there's tons of Pins and pictures to see what you will need/want).
This royal icing recipe tasted super yummy, though – so that’s why I kept it and shared it.
I purchased a 6 pack of bottles from Sam’s Club to put the icing in and they worked slick and washed up perfect.
When my mom showed up, we quickly put her to work mixing up some traditional cream cheese frosting (the royal was so thick it was taking a lot of time and hands were tired of squeezing the bottles). Honestly, I LOVED the royal frosting the next day so much more than the traditional. Saydee felt the opposite. So…fun to have different preferences.
Ok – true confessions here – I made myself a ‘bag’ of my favorite shapes of these cookies (chickens and roosters) and ‘hid ‘it away for safe keeping. Then, I may or may not have enjoyed those ‘safe’ cookies with a nice, cold, Diet Pepsi…..one night after everyone had gone to bed. I can say with a surety…I have NO GUILT WHATSOEVER about doing that! Amen and hallelujah!