HAPPY ELECTION DAY!!! I know that you've either already voted or are walking out the door to go do so now. #RockTheVote
Yesterday afternoon PGS told me that he invited some of our friends over to watch the election coverage tonight - I have a sneaking suspicion that he didn't tell me until yesterday, for fear that I would go overboard and make a ton of food, treats, possibly decorate, etc. Me? Never! Well, honestly, definitely. Anyway, I somewhat acquiesced to his wishes of keeping it simple and just ordering pizza, BUT he mentioned nothing of dessert! Gotta. Have. Dessert. I immediately decided that I was going to bake red and blue election-themed sugar cookies using this recipe.
Unfortunately - well seemingly unfortunately - I didn't leave the office yesterday in time to make it to the Broadway Panhandler to pick up some cookie cutters before they closed. What to do?! Well, thanks to a little googling I found this step-by-step guide to making your own cookie cutters on WikiHow. So cool! I made two cutters so that I could create a cute little array of Republican red elephants and Democrat stars (donkeys were too hard to sculpt!). I also threw in some red and blue stars for the Independents and Libertarians as an afterthought. Turned out pretty cute, huh?
To make the star, I folded the foil strip in half and then folded it into 1 inch sections over and over so that it looked like an accordion. I had just enough for the ten sides of the star with a bit extra on the ends that helped to close the shape. Make sure you use a little tape to secure the edge and that the tape is flat on the side that you will be using to cut the cookies - otherwise you won't get as clean of a shape when you cut the dough.
Elephants were pretty easy to make.
It helped to lift the dough off before removing the cutter.
Use a separate plate to add your sprinkles before you put it in the oven.
Will you try DIY cookie cutters? Did you vote today?
God bless America!