These aren't the cookies I said I was going to post for you today. But while it's still July I thought I'd better hurry and post the ones we made for the Fourth. I used my basic sugar cookie and frosting recipe and just piped designs on. This frosting is thicker than royal icing (it's basically buttercream) and tastes wayyy better, but also dries hard enough to gently stack the cookies after 12 hours or so. This cookie/icing recipe is great for any holiday or themed cookie. You will probably see it a lot around here. Someday I plan to experiment with using lemon or almond extract in place of the vanilla in the frosting.
In other news, Target should totally have a childcare station like Ikea to leave your kids at while you shop. I would basically live there. More than I do already I mean.
That's probably why they don't do it.
Can you imagine all those moms??
(I say this is a good idea but then I have visions of mean bully kids throwing cherry slurpees and super salty popcorn all over my poor innocent kids and the Target dog, Bullseye attacking their pants because they accidentally left some string cheese and meat stick in their pockets. So probably I'd just keep them with me anyways and bring an absurd amount of snacks to keep them in the cart.)