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Sugar Cut-Out Cookies & Royal Frosting

This post is actually all about celebration.

graduation cookies

Today my baby sister graduated college. I could not be more proud of her. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!

So my whole family got together, and hollered EXTRA loudly at her Commencement Ceremony. We hugged her EXTRA tight at the following reception. We toasted her with EXTRA good champagne afterwards while we all dined together at a local restaurant. We gave presents and shared laughter and really took a little while to celebrate all of my sister’s hard work.

And I made cookies.

cut out cookie recipe

cut-out cookies

graduation cookies

sparkle cookies

easy cookie decoration

celebration cookies
Hey Stephanie! Way to go!

You are awesome (for rill).

Note: This was my first ever attempt at decorating cookies. I used THIS recipe from Annie’s Eats for the sugar cookies, and THIS recipe for the royal frosting. I was really impressed with the ease of instruction and my beginner results! I had a blast decorating these cookies for my sister and will definitely try my hand at this again.

Royal frosting calls for meringue powder which can be found in specialty stores (which do not exist in my current locale) or ordered from lots of online sources. BUT! In my local grocery I found powdered egg whites which can be substituted for the meringue powder at a 1:1 ratio. So before you do like I did yesterday and drive all over creation searching for something that probably can’t be found, scour your baking aisle for powdered egg whites. And then use your new recipe to build a gingerbread house.

Chewy Ginger Cookies with Sweet Orange Glaze
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hopefuladdict

Sunday 30th of December 2012

Congratulations to your sister!!! That's awesome!!! Your cookies are adorable!!!

Ameena

Sunday 16th of December 2012

I am so amazed at the perfection of these cookies...so gorgeous. I am also amazed at the relationship you have with your sister. I wish my sister and I were so close!

Hope you had a great weekend.

And congrats to Steph!

Heather

Monday 17th of December 2012

Thanks, Ameena! I really am so proud! I am super fortunate to have a very tight relationship with all of my siblings. My sisters and I are especially close. We joke all the time that we are each others' only friends. Cookies are the least I could do.

Hope you're doing well!

Jayne

Sunday 16th of December 2012

Congrats, Heather's little sister Steph! :-) The cookies look so celebratory and pretty. My favourite is the Steph-o one. Well done on the decor! I still haven't built up the courage to try cookie decorating yet. Some day, some day.

Heather

Monday 17th of December 2012

Hi, Jayne! Thank you! If you wanna try decorating cookies I HIGHLY recommend this recipe. It was simple. I was pleased with my results and have enough courage to try again!

Choc Chip Uru

Sunday 16th of December 2012

Mmmm these are just so pretty my friend :D

Cheers CCU

Heather

Monday 17th of December 2012

Thanks, Uru! Not long before someone will owe you a few graduation cookies, eh?