I had the best morning baking cookies! Keaton is hosting a small Valentines gathering for his neighborhood buddies tomorrow morning, and we are planning to decorate Valentine cookies. One of my biggest pet peeves about cutout cookies is that a perfectly cut cookie dough shape always gets distorted into a unrecognizable blob of a cookie in the oven. I had a brilliant idea today to solve this problem. Once I took the cookie heart blobs out of the oven, I let them sit for 1-2 minutes and then used the cookie cutters to reshape the cookies! The result? I beautiful pile of perfectly shaped Valentine cookies ready for decorating! I can't believe I didn't think of that sooner!
Bonus: you get a truckload of cookie scraps to munch on all day.
oh, did I mention that I got 2 bags of Betty Crocker cookie mix and 4 tubs of icing for $1.38 after coupons yesterday at Publix??