Just a note: I am on vacation from work until January 5, and due to Christmas festivities, my posting will probably be infrequent. There's a lot to post about, but not enough time to post about it!
Earlier this year, I bought a star-shaped cookie cutter in anticipation of making cut-out cookies this Christmas, and I was excited to finally put it to use.
These sugar cookies, with Dorie's instructions, aren't really suited to making perfect cut-outs. Other TWD bloggers mentioned their cookies didn't retain their shape very well. But if you refrigerate them before and after rolling and cutting out the cookies, they keep their shape almost perfectly.
The result is a cookie that looks great and tastes delicious. This recipe will definitely be my standby cut-out cookie recipe in the future.
I used a pressurized can of Wilton icing with decorating tips (sacrilege, I know) and it didn't create the prettiest designs - the nozzle was way too sensitive. So my cookies don't get any bonus points for beauty, but the taste is more than enough to make up for it.
From now until January 1, Tuesdays With Dorie is accepting new members. If you would like to join, this may be your last chance! Email Laurie at tuesdayswithdorie at gmail dot com to join.