Sugar Cookies | Houston Texas Lifestyle Photographer

Since having my son I have been obsessed with creating some very special traditions – one being to bake and decorate the perfect sugar cookies. The problem is, I don’t have a great deal of baking experience and decorating sugar cookies is a lot more difficult than one would imagine. There are a lot of technical elements that have to be just right in order for it to work.

In a week’s time, we will be celebrating my son’s second birthday, and I thought, “wouldn’t it be great if I could make train cookies decorated with his party’s color scheme as a take away?” Yes, I’m a little overzealous at times (just ask my husband), but dangit, I really want to perfect this skill and this would be a great opportunity for some practice. Plus, train cookies? C’mon, the epitome of delectable cuteness.

I’m constantly looking for direction from two amazing bakers: Marian from Sweetopia and Callye of  Sweet Sugar Belle. Both are FAB-U-LOUS, very creative and I bow down to their their superb decorating skills. My hope is that with time, my cookie designs will be something to talk about, even if only within our four walls. A pastime I can share with my son during the holidays, a sweet tradition in the making.