i have avoided ever making decorated sugar cookies because i thought they would be way too hard. but when i found a pineapple cookie cutter a few months ago i decided it must have been a sign that it was time to give it a try. so i did. i read recipe after recipe on pinterest until i found one that looked easy enough here and got to work.
it was pretty easy and i quickly got this ball of dough ready to roll
then got out my little pineapple cutter out and got 30 of them cut and on the trays. tip: lift the edges with a butter knife before you try and pick them up
i baked for 10 minutes instead of 6-8 and they came out great. nice and solid, ready to ice once they had cooled.
i used this icing recipe (but added 5 tsps of milk instead of 4) to make it runny enough to pipe. i made two lots, added yellow to one, green to the other and started to decorate my day away... a circle on the bottom of each pineapple to outline, then a dollop spread and smoothed out with one of the kids teeny knives! haha. rinse and repeat for the crowns with green, 2 hours of icing cookies later... leave to set for hours (preferably overnight) and voila! i have officially made my first set of iced cookies and will not be taking orders, ever. if you're feeling brave, give it a try :)