. . . when I wait until the last minute to try to do something fabulous and new for a social event. These were supposed to be cookie pops (in the shape of daisies) to be used in a cookie bouquet (cute, right?) I was planning on making for a co-worker who was starting another job. The problem? I waited until the last minute to get all my supplies, including the daisy shaped pans. Instead of following the specific cookie dough recipe on the pan package, I decided to speed things up and purchased refrigerated cookie dough.
When these came out of the oven, looking like alien daisies on steroids, I decided to try to salvage my project and just use the tulip & butterfly cookie cutters I had picked up. Unfortunately, the steroids were mixed thoroughly throughout the dough and even these "cookie cutter" cookies were in no condition to frost. I mean, really, no amount of frosting was going save these. So I ended up with ginormous sugar cookies for me & TheHusband for a couple weeks (talk about sugar rush), and I made a quick stop at the grocery store on the way to work (sad, I know, but I couldn't show up to a pot luck empty handed).
So the moral of the story? Do NOT wait until the last minute to try making/baking something new. I mean I love to think I'm fabulous and all, but seriously the only thing that would have been worse, is if I would have burned them.
If anyone has a good recipe for sugar cookie dough, and by good I mean dough that doesn't expand much, I would really appreciate a heads up. I'd still love to make a cookie bouquet. I mean what can beat cute and delicious?