My baby cousin, Billy (I can call him my baby cousin because my mom watched him when he was just a baby --sorry Bill! ;) ), is serving in the Air Force and will be away from the family for Easter this year. My aunt wanted to make sure he had a nice care package before the holiday so she called to see if I could help out by making 5 dozen cookies. Of course, sugar cookies had to be on the list and I decided that I would try my hand at decorating with royal icing instead of my traditional vanilla buttercream to keep them from getting smashed in the mail. I think I need a bit more practice (who better to practice on than family) but I think a few of these turned out really cute! It took a lot of will power to not eat all of these. I know he and his fellow airman/and ladies will enjoy these.
This is my 'go to' sugar cookie these days. I really like it. It's sugary, and lemon-y and the perfect combination of crunch and chew. I've tried several over the years, but I always come back to this one.
Send some cookies to someone you love!
Love ya, Billy! Thank you for serving our country! xo