SANTA!! I know him!
Ok - back to the review. I thought these cookies would be cute to bring and the older kids might think they were fun. The pin came from Crazy Domestic which credited the idea back to The Decorated Cookie. (Apparently Meagan from the The Decorated Cookie Blog really wants to make sure she gets credit for the original idea). I used a combination of both tutorials - using store bought cookie dough and marshmallows like Crazy Domestic, but piping on royal icing like The Decorated Cookie.
I rolled out the dough and then used a knife to cut out some "puddle" like shapes, using a marshmallow for scale.
I then baked them up
While they were cooling I made some royal icing and then piped it around the edges. When that hardened, I flooded the inside with more royal icing (watered down a bit)
I am a horrible piper and flooder, I know. But in my defense, I was in a hurry and this was only the second time I have piped sugar cookies!
Once I got a couple done, I would microwave a couple marshmallows to get them sticky and puffy and then plop them down on the cookie. A good tip from the Crazy Domestic was to spray my fingers with cooking spray so the marshmallow wouldn't stick to my hand:
Then it was time to decorate. I just used decorating gels from the food store (I was running out of time so coloring the icing and piping it on just wasn't happening).
Bottom line, I would make them again - but certainly allow myself more time. To give perspective, they came out of the oven at noonish and I was hoping to leave the house at 2pm.
Hopefully I can get in some more baking in this last week before Christmas. Anyone out there have any favorites?