Happy Valentine's everyone. This post may be a little late, but where's the harm in celebrating people you love for an entire week? That and some of us busy people may have had to reschedule our celebrations to the weekend.
Technically this is a guest post! Because I didn't actually make these myself, but my awesome friend, Steph, toiled over the oven to make these for her boyfriend and they looked so awesome I knew I had to share.
She adapted the recipe from the Joy of Baking (click for recipe) , and the only change she made was instead of making the royal icing in the original recipe, she substituted it for store-bought buttercream, which tasted awesome with the sugar cookies. It also is a nice alternative for those of us who don't have time, or can't be bothered, to make homemade icing. I always go for buttercream over traditional icing, personally.
These cookies are perfect for anyone who just wants to make a quick, simple treat that looks great. I say: go for it! See if you have the artistic talent like Steph, or just make the cookies as an excuse to practice if you're like me and weren't born with a steady hand.
Either way, these are awesome. Just look at the picture she took:
How is that not the most adorable thing ever??