Today I began by making the shortbread cookies. (Shortbread is awesome with royal icing decorations FYI) I was going to use the shortbread recipe we used in my baking program but I realized it was ounces and I don't have a food scale. (That is not officially on my Christmas list now.) So I Googled. I found a recipe for English Shortbread which is what I was after. Scottish shortbread is slightly different. Anyways, its three ingredients and super easy. Basically 3 steps. Cream butter and sugar. Mix in flour. Bake. So I mix the ingredients, and its gotta sit in the fridge for at least an hour. When it was sitting in the fridge, I realized that I put too much sugar in it. Now, I had double the recipe since it was for a party, but I realized I had doubled the doubled amount of sugar. I crossed my fingers it would work, it didn't. They ended up in the trash
So I went to the store and got more butter, flour and sugar, then went about making them again. This time I did use the correct amounts but they still ended up looking horrible. They taste fine, but they are too ugly to even decorate for the party. Since I'm hoping for some commissions, no sense in bringing subpar goods. This is batch number 2.