Every once in awhile I love to make a batch of decorated sugar cookies. You know, the ones with the royal icing that are decorated so beautifully… that are way harder than they look? Over time, I have learned my lesson and tried a TON of different recipes & techniques – for the cookies and for the icing. Although there are a million ways to do these, and still have them come out looking beautiful and delicious, this is the best recipe that I’ve used. Although mine are definitely far from “perfect”, I also know that I am my own worst critic. At the end of it, you just have to remember, these are going to get eaten.
My husband and I have never been big on celebrating holidays like Valentine’s day. We are more of the “pizza, beer & ice cream with movie at home” kind-of-couple. And I’d much rather have a cupcake over flowers. Now, that doesn’t stop me from putting a few heart sprinkles on something and calling it a Valentine’s Day treat. That, I’m all for. I took my pretty standard, but perfect, sugar cookie recipe and made them in the waffle iron. Topped them with some vanilla-bean glaze – they’re perfectly simple.