I had my first “big girl” cookie order for a company. Like a real legitimate business! They ordered 10 dozen Easter sugar cookies for their company Easter egg hunt. Of course my response...no problem. Wow was I ambitious! No worries...they are done and for the most part they turned out pretty cute.
But there are some lessons that I learned...
1) Eggs are not easy to decorate. I thought they would be the easiest but turns out I am not very good at outlining circle-ish objects. Bunnies and carrots were way easier.
2) Sprinkles make everything look better. Cookies not looking as fabulous as you would like? Throw some sprinkles on them! It’s kinda like glitter.
3) Press and seal cling wrap stuff is your enemy. I thought since my cookies were dry to the touch I could cover the trays with plastic wrap. I thought press and seal even better. Not so much. It sealed to the top of the cookie and messed up the tops. Luckily I only did 2 trays like that. Lesson learned.
4) Plan out how you will approach a large order and make sure you have enough time planned out to get it completed. I work full time so this was very important. I started to get overwhelmed until I set a goal and a plan for how I would get it done.
If you were wondering, I use this recipe for my cut cookies. Make sure you chill overnight and knead the dough before you cut. I have tried a few different recipes and this is my favorite.