I was excited that Valentine's Day afforded me a wonderful opportunity to practice my newly acquired cake decorating skills. I set out to bake and decorate sugar cookies for Crazy Horse and Rockstar's classes. I was excited at the new venture. I've baked sugar cookies before but never had the tools or knowledge to decorate them short of some frosting and sprinkles. There is some real fun to be had while living in a small community where homemade treats are still allowed in school classrooms. Monday I baked cookies, baked cookies and baked cookies. I was going to package them for each student, so I wanted a couple cookies for each package. I had no idea how exhausting it would be to bake so many sugar cookies! I'm honestly not even sure how many I baked. I'm guessing a rough estimate of 150. I needed a dozen or so to take to my MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) meeting on Valentine's day and it is impossible to bake cookies around three children and not have to pass a few out to the kiddos in the process. Monday night after the girls were in bed I began the decorating process. I gave up around 12:30 a.m. with one large cookie decorated for each child, determined to finish after MOPS and before the classroom parties. I strongly considered placing 2 unfrosted cookies in each bag with one large decorated cookie. In the end, I managed to lightly design the remaining cookies for the parties and off Little Princess and I went to deliver the goods. Each bag contained one large heart and arrow cookie and two other heart shaped cookies.
Happy Valentine's Day!