I was inspired by a canister of sprinkles. Inspired to make 6 dozen cookies for a Halloween party we were hosting. Inspired because my daughter is 19 months old and I figured she'd love the colorful sprinkles upon the adorably shaped cookies. So, with the sprinkles, I purchased cookie cutouts and a rolling pin.
I found a sugar cookie recipe on epicurious.com, made sure I had the ingredients and then procrastinated. Luckily, the night before Halloween, as I was making some pumpkin muffins (from a box, thank you Trader Joe's!).
I scanned the sugar cookie recipe and noticed that the dough was supposed to sit overnight in the fridge. So I quickly made the dough, rolled it out and wrapped 4 rectangles of it in saran wrap and tossed it in the fridge.
The next day while Taylor napped, I pulled the dough out to bring to room temperature and then rolled out a section, cut with the shapes, placed on a cookie sheet and sprinkled. I did this 97 more times. And it struck me as I was sprinkling, that these were not that cute...probably should have done some frosting. Too late now.
So with a tray full of cookies, I hoped my guests would eat them because I don't even like sugar cookies much...but they did, phew! I only had to take about 2 dozen to the office on Monday for the scavengers. And you know what? I don't think I gave Taylor one cookie which is sad because I won't be making them again next year!