Who would have thought these sweet little lambs would have almost been the death of me?
I already owned a lamb cutter before beginning these cookies....BUT.....
once I saw these.... I immediately began my search for a lamb cutter that was curvy and cute like this one.
I found my cutter...and loved making these little guys...UNTIL... it came to the puffy little tufts of wool on their coats. I was pretty much sweating the entire time I was making these little individual dots...fearing those unsightly "craters" might form.
But I'm happy to report....most of these sweet little lambs escaped those dreaded craters.
I have learned that every cookie decorating attempt is different. Variants in weather (mostly humidity here in Kansas), baking time, and of course frosting consistency all have a HUGE impact on how my cookies turn out. I LOVE a soft cookie...but I have also learned that even a slightly under-baked cookie can wreak havoc on my royal icing attempts. I now roll out my dough using only my Joseph Joseph rolling pin....( I may happen to love it even more because it has the same name as my favorite middle man J). I roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness....which works for me and my trusty old rolling pin....keeps everything uniform.
I admit...in addition to using my fan to dry the fragile "puffy" parts (thank you, Callye)... I also used a toothpick to poke each little "puff," just to keep those evil craters away... See what I mean...these cookies really almost were the death of me...but I LOVE them just the same!