In preparation for a planned day of cooking goodies with a friend for the upcoming spooky holiday, I purchased this nifty cookie sheet by Wilson. Note that the information for it says: “Make perfectly shaped cookies every time.”
Color me surprised that although I used the cookie sheet three times to finish the one batch of cookie dough, not a single one came out “perfectly shaped.” Instead, my cookies spread out onto the pan creating circular backings to the raised image, which in all fairness, the cookie sheet does have a circular indent around each shape. After the first pan baked, I used less dough in the second and it still raised around the edges.
And I’m ok with that, because really is there anything perfectly shaped in this world? I doubt it.
I used the recipe on the package of the cookie sheet for sugar cookies. It was pretty good. I whipped up a quick white frosting with powder sugar, vanilla, and water. My trick for decorating cookies without spending a lot of money on decorating tubes and tips, is to mix up colors in small snack-size zip baggies and cut a small bit of a bottom corner off. It works perfect for decorating and outlining.
So there they are. They don’t look like the packaging says they should and that is super. We could take a lesson from these cookies — we don’t all need to come out of the oven looking like the image on the glossy packaging or magazine page. The cookies are delicious no matter what.
Here’s a fun little Halloween video for your entertainment. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!