Even though (or maybe because) I'm stuck in the quicksand of job applications, curiosity got the best of me tonight.
I made some plain-o-plain sugar cookies and iced them with royal icing.
This was my first time working with the royal stuff, and let me just tell you that it is so super easy. With royal icing, you begin by piping a stiff outline around your cookie. Then you add a little bit of water to the remaining icing so that it's thinner and easy to spread. Then you drop it on the lined (now set) cookies and "flood" them to the piped edges.
It's crazy easy and the result is perfectly smooth shiny iced cookies.
I didn't dye the icing tonight because I was really icing out of desperation. I was (and still am) dead tired, but I just had to try my hand at this sugar cookie business. Sick, right? I know...
See what happens when I bake while slightly off my game?
Oh. Right. I guess those things happen anyway. :D