Tonight I’m helping with stuffing packets for the race my friend has spent the last 6 months of her life organizing. There’s going to be a little crowd of us, so Annie made the request for me to bring a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ for people to snack on.
Sigh… well I GUESS if you really want me to bake…
Obviously it had to be something cute. Like these cinnamon roll sugar cookies… Yeah. Aren’t they obnoxiously adorable? They appear to be teeny cinnamon buns.
But I’m still that baker who’s scared of using active yeast in a recipe. So until then, I’ll just “cookie-fy” or “cupcake-ify” anything.
These came from the mind of Picky Palate– as do quite a few of the things I’ve attempted. Never has she disappointed me. And I have high standards when it comes to sugar and butter. So that’s saying something.
Normally, I use my grandma’s recipe for sugar cookies. It’s an oldie but a goodie. However, this time around, I used the posted recipe. Just in case. And I think it worked out well- the cookies are less sweet than most sugar cookies I’ve tried. But because you add a little more sugar and butter through the filling and icing, it balances quite nicely.Did I say a little?
I meant a lot.
Paula Deen’s heart probably stopped for a second as this was happening.
I was also a little more liberal with the cinnamon. Because I do what I want.
Oh and say hello to my piece-o-crap phone!
Heeeeey phone heeeey! Ugh. It’s slow. It doesn’t accept all messages. And the roller ball thingie keeps popping out. Just die already!
Woah… random tangent…
Be careful to roll it tight so they won’t fall apart as you cut them….And admire my new nail polish color. That is chipping really badly. Whoops.Slice carefully. The cookies had a tendency to unroll if not handled carefully. I tried to smooth the ends of the cookies as much as possible so they wouldn’t separate mid-bake.
I’m such a trickster!The icing wasn’t the cream cheese recipe she posted with the cookie recipe. Because I didn’t have enough cream cheese on hand and was too cheap to buy more. So I went with a good ol’ fashioned mix of butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk to taste.
The roommate gave the thumbs up. Which was good. I mean… I ate a couple. But at that point, I was sporting quite the sugar buzz and most likely would have had a hard time critiquing the final product.
If we’re being honest.
Fine, it was three.
Is it bad this was about a half hour before bed and had no issues falling asleep?
It’s probably time to cut back a little on the sugar consumption.
I’ll write it on my list of things to do. Right under “win the lotto”.