I received the following cleaning products for free from Dapple Baby, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
You guys, did you know making iced sugar cookies is literally the easiest thing, like, ever? I sure didn’t. I thought for sure it was uber complicated. Turns out I’ve been greatly depriving my sweet tooth by not making these more often!
For our Memorial Day cookout, I wanted to make something patriotic that wasn’t overly sweet. Naturally, flag cookies came to mind. Now, before we get too far. Go ahead and file my end result under, “Pinterest Fails.” I may not be good at decorating cookies, but they were delicious nonetheless. (Even if they look like Adeline decorated them with her eyes closed.) It’s the thought that counts. A for effort.
So, before we got started, I cleaned off our countertops with Dapple’s Pure N Clean Everything spray. When you make sugar cookies, it’s best to work straight on your counter so you have space to roll out the dough! Since we were making consumables, I felt more comfortable cleaning our workspace with a safe and more child friendly spray, rather than a Clorox wipe. The Pure N Clean Everything spray is lavender scented, plant based, and made without parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES, 1,4-dioxane, and dyes. Mom win! This spray is great for, well, everything! Dapple was founded by moms, for moms, and they pride themselves on being able to clean up all of baby’s messes.
Now let’s talk cookies! The recipe we used is super simple, and extra convenient because it doesn’t require you to chill the dough. You can find the recipe HERE. I won’t go into all the prep details, but it’s fairly straightforward and takes little to no time to whip it all up in your mixer!
Once you have your dough ready to go, and a clean workspace, roll out your dough to your desired thickness. The recipe suggests pretty thin, so that’s what we did. You’ll also want to locate your cookie cutters, or something to make even, round cutouts with. We actually used a biscuit cutter, and then subbed in some fun Star Wars cookie cutters per the husband’s request.
Before I forget, you’ll also want to make sure you’ve sprinkled plenty of flour over your workspace, and on your rolling pin!
Once you’ve got them all cut, scoop them up with a spatula and place them on your cookie sheet. We use a silicone baking sheet liner, like this one.
Let them dry on a rack, and in the meantime mix up your icing.
My husband free-handed the icing, but if you google a recipe for Royal Icing, you’ll be able to find something very similar. The icing will harden quick, so you have to be ready to decorate soon after!
While Adam iced the cookies, I cut up my fruit and
threw placed it all on the cookies. In my mind, my flags were totally going to work, but in reality, I ended up just topping them randomly. Don’t judge my lack of creative skills here people, remember, they are delicious!
Once the icing has set and your toppings are safe and sound, place in the fridge to cool. They are perfectly fine at room temp, but since I added fruit I prefer them to be chilled.
Before we packed up for our cookout, we cleaned up our workspace, and tidied up our dishes. Adeline even got involved, which she recently began LOVING! She likes to sit on the counter with her feet in the sink while I rinse dishes off, and I let her rinse things after I wash them. Also from the Dapple line, we’ve been using their Bottle & Dish Liquid in Lavender. It smells amazing, and just like the Everything spray, this soap is plant based, and free of phthalates, parabens, SLS, SLES, and dyes. It’s specially formulated to clean bottles, sippy cups, and pump parts, but for now I’ve been using it on Adeline’s plastic plates and silverware.
A few more Dapple products we’ve been enjoying lately –
Pure N Clean Baby Stain Remover, Fragrance Free
Pure N Clean Pacifier Wipes
Happy baking! And happy cleaning! These cookies would make the perfect 4th of July treat. Who doesn’t love a patriotic cookie?!
Do you make a special sugar cookie? Do you prefer iced or plain? What’s your favorite “safe” cleaning product? Have you ever heard of Dapple Baby?