Aside from Toba Garrett another cake decorator that I admire is Peggy Porschen, her designs are easy on the eye and her books are filled with pictures which provides you with a tremendous amount of ideas. When a friend of mine contacted me to make sugar cookies for his cousin's baby shower, I immediately said yes. Then the dread started to get to me. I started to panic, I didn't know where to start. It took me a week before the panic died down and I got all excited again at the prospect of making something for someone aside from my family that I hope they would enjoy. So here I am late Saturday night, testing out recipes for sugar cookies. This cookie dough version I got from Peggy Porschen's book, it was so easy and specially with the help of my trusty KA mixer. The dough was formed after few minutes. Off to the chiller they go.
For my future baby shower project, the mum to be requested a rubber duckie theme cookies. Uh oh...big problem...I don't have any rubber duckie cutter. I tested it using a rubber duckie template made out of parchment paper. It was a slow process but I think it's very doable. I will share these pictures on another day. But for today the star of the show are my Animal Cookies! I used the cookie scraps gather them all together and punch out these adorable animal shape cookies, these are about an inch or so in size, very much a pop in your mouth kind of thing. The cookie cutters I got way back during one of my family trips abroad. There are six adorable little animal shapes (the dog, fish, bunny, elephant, bear & I am totally spacing out can could not remember the last shape! Sorry), my favorite is the dog as you can see on the picture above. Taste wise I think they are quite bland but on the other hand, I'm not sure if it's meant to be bland since the royal icing that is suppose to be on top of the cookies might be a little sweet and that these are not meant for naked cookies like the ones I did. Next time I make this I'll try to look for different recipe. Though every time I look at these I find them quite cute! so adorable!