I have been on the lookout for a good recipe to re-create the smiley face cookies that I had as a child. These are the large sugar cookies that had the hard glaze over them. I discovered the glaze but the cookie always seems to evade me. I have been making sugar cookies over the past couple of months to try to re-create them. Although the sugar cookie in this post isn’t the right one for the smiley face cookie, it is super tasty. It is light and fluffy with a great flavor, a perfect sugar cookie. The one that I strive for, is harder and crunchier and a tad bit sweeter. Not the definition of a perfect sugar cookie, but the perfect cookie to recreate my childhood memories. Anyway I had to post about this cookie, because out of the bunch, it tasted really good.
As you can see, I painted the eyes and mouth before the first glaze completely hardened. Thus, giving me a not so perfect smiley face. 🙁