Because… I wanted to try this recipe. And my new cookie cutters. And some different boozy icing. And because I love sugar cookies. And… If you know me, you know I’m sort of a political junkie, and with the Republican Convention this week and the Dems coming up, I saw these Republican & Democrat cookie cutters I had to buy & try them! I made some footballs too. Dough Notes: The dough recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker! It’s delish. I did have to double her recipe, because there wasn’t enough dough for my purposes (tons of cookies for multiple people). I made it Saturday night and left it in the fridge until Sunday, when it was time to bake. Not too sticky… unless you leave it out of the fridge for too long. Cut your cookies from cold dough! I baked mine for about 7 minutes… but I also roll them out pretty thin. This dough spread a little bit more than the Sugar Cookies I made 2 weeks ago, but they’re still very good. Icing Notes: I used the same icing as the other sugar cookie recipe, just changed the booze… Jager in the brown footballs, Kahlua in the red icing, and Caramel Bailey’s in the blue The red icing was made with Wilton Red No Taste gel food color. Buy it. The regular red stuff is gross. At least, that’s what I’ve heard. I made the recipe 3 times, 1 brown, 1 red, 1 blue. The white “laces” on the football, and the white stripe & stars are made with white “candy melts”. I iced the footballs, then the red halves, then the blue. Next I melted the “candy melts” in the microwave following the directions on the package. Pipe the laces/ lines & stars let them harden then press them gently into the cookie icing. That will help keep it in place. A few of mine fell off before I figured that out. *Random Thought: I bought some bag stands a few weeks ago, and I hate them. Maybe hate is a strong word, but I don’t like them. I’ve been using cups. I have some 16oz tumblers that I “acquired” from the restaurant I used to work at. Put the appropriate coupler and decorating tip on your frosting bag, put it in the cup, and fold the top of the bag over the edge of the cup for easy filling!* Sadly… I forgot to do a few things yesterday while I was baking and decorating. That includes taking pictures, and counting how many cookies I actually got. OOPS. It sucks ‘cuz this would have been an awesome “tutorial/ how I managed to pull this off” type of post! Damn my forgetfulness and ADD! Short post today is ‘cuz I didn’t have internet access last night, and I’m about to lose it again. Even the smallest storm knocks out my service. Thanks a lot Verizon. If I had man-junk I’d tell them to “suck it”. Happy Sunday Bakery! Yes, I know today is Monday… but I baked yesterday. Shush. -Hey Waitress!! Recipe HERE!