How To Make Decorated Summer Sun Cookies

24 thoughts I had before 10 am. 

1. Please tell me it's only 4am and that I can sleep for 2 more hours.
2. Seriously? How is it already 6?
3. Maybe if I put this pillow over my head, my girls will go back to sleep.
4. They can probably get breakfast by themselves, right?
5. Wait. Is that the sound of cereal hitting the kitchen floor?
6. Of course it's their favorite cereal.
7. I guess I'll wear this shirt. It doesn't have any icing on it.
8. Today is the day I'm going to finally clean out that storage closet.
9. AAAHH!! That cookie order is due tomorrow morning not next week!
10. Gosh, I hope I have butter.
11. I love you butter. Thank you for being there.
12. I can't remember what colors I need to mix. Let me just jump online and check...
13. And I'll just check Facebook real quick too.
14. Real quick? As if.
15. Facebook bugs me.
16. I really should just turn it off and get to making those cookies.
17. Seriously, what is Facebook's DEAL?
18. Oh! SUCH cute cookies!
19. And what a clever use of that cutter!
20. Oooh. 27 ways to use an egg carton.
21. I bet my kids would like that one.
22. I bet they would like to go to the pool more.
23. These cookies can probably wait.
24. I mean, I've practically started on them. It shouldn't take more than an hour or two to finish after they're in bed.

That pretty much sums up every day of my life. Which means I'm running out of cereal and can't keep my eyes open long enough to write a blog post before I go to bed. Luckily for you, I also happened to drink an entire liter of whatever caffeinated soda was hiding in that storage closet that did *not* get cleaned out today. So real quick.... before it wears off -- these cookies. I made them. And they are for the Cookies and Cards challenge I do with my cousin every month.

You know, the one where I get lost on her blog -- Simply Pam's Creations -- and then wake up two days later with cookies that match one of her cards. Like THIS one. And I'm not really sure how the sun cookies happened. But they did. And it's summer so they're always welcome, right?

1. Use medium-consistency yellow icing and a #3 tip to outline and fill a circle in the center of the cookies. I used a small circle cutter to imprint a circle before baking. You could also tract a circle cutter with a food color marker after the cookie has baked and cooled. Let the icing sit for at least 15 minutes.
2. Airbrush around the outer edges with orange airbrush color.
3. Use the same yellow icing and a #2 tip to pipe triangles all around the edges of the sun. Let dry until the icing begins to set -- about 15 minutes.
4. Add smaller triangles between the larger triangles.


See what cookie my cousin made into a card HERE.

Grab the cutter HERE

See how to make these summer sand pails HERE.


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