300 of these
and 300 of these
and 300 of those little white shells in the photo. Hallelujah! I am finally finished with this massive cookie order! Seven days, fifteen batches of cookie dough, 900 cookies, and 300 bags later, they’re all wrapped up and ready to be picked up later today. I do owe those little starfish an apology. My outburst of naughty language was fueled by a bunch of little arms breaking off of these delicate little guys. All iced with dots and swirly lines, I loved how they turned out. I’d even make more ~ maybe not 300 all at once.
What I’ve learned from this is that I really do have a point in which my craving for sugar goes away. 900 cookies later, I have absolutely no desire for sugar. I got a little nervous wondering what in the heck am I going to do, I have a baking blog and want nothing to do with sugar. Not to worry, I have a feeling that ice cream, brownies, and cookies will be in my near future. The sweet tooth gene is part of my DNA and once these little guys are picked up, it won’t be long before I’m inspired to create something else loaded with sugar.
If you can believe it, I’m off to roll out more cookie dough for a Friday order, twenty cookies for a cheerleading team. Somehow, this seems like no big deal at all! When life settles down in the next few days, I’ll post a quick tutorial on how to make the marbelized design on the large shells. You won’t believe how simple it is to do. I’m off to catch up on my favorite baking blogs and see what everyone has been up to!
Big hugs and thank you’s to Bridget at Bakeat350 and Paula at Vanilla Bean Baker. You are both my cookie inspiration. Thanks for your advice and encouragement! Also, my sanity would not still be intact had it not been for my mom, my baking partner in crime, who tied hundreds of bows, and rolled out cookie dough for hours with me! And Kendall J. it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without you too!
So long beachy sugar cookies. I think I’ve earned a day at the beach!