Eight years ago I gave up sugar for Lent. It was an enormous challenge for someone who loves sweets as much as I do, and I was pretty impressed with myself when I made it to the end.
I was expecting to lose a bit of weight during the process (I did not), but what I didn't expect was for my taste buds to totally change. Since that Lent I haven't needed sugar in my coffee or tea, and I've been totally turned off of milk chocolate. I'd never been a big fan of dark chocolate, but that changed too, and it became my new Favourite Thing.
So you can imagine my total delight when I discovered Sweetopia's delicious recipe for these dark chocolate sugar cookies. They are insanely addictive and I want one right now. They bake up a little bit fudgy in the middle, and with just a pinch of salt in the dough... omnomnomnom.
You can see that I was starting to get a bit more adventurous with my decorating, experimenting with different piping tips to achieve various 3D floral effects. The leaf tip is still one of my favourites to use. It's just so cute.
I'm looking for an opportunity to re-visit the lavender design. I don't love how it turned out here, though I believe that was in part due to my struggles with a busted #1 tip that was seriously wonky. Lots of potential, though, with that fresh combination purple, green, and white. I will conquer you, lavender. You'll see.
About the Author
Hi, I'm Adriana! I'm a compulsive baker of goods, an artist, a chorister, and a lover of the 90’s. I've hiked across Spain and can catch my own fish for dinner.