Waaaaaah! (Well, I didn't really cry, I wasn't too invested in the project anyways.) Did you know that you can "glue" broken cookies back together? That's what I decided to try doing and it worked! I made up some Sugar Cookie Icing and applied it to the broken edge, pressed the broken piece on, then placed it on a piece of waxed paper. I let it dry for a while, then iced the top, which also helped hold the pieces together. I'm sure the cookies aren't that sturdy, and the first person to bite into one will have it crumble in their hand. But they look great, and in sugar cookie world, looks are all that matter. Here's a photo of my misfit cookies "healing":Despite my grumbling, I did end up having fun decorating the cookies. I kept my color palette simple, just blue and white, so that cut down on dirty dishes and utensils. The first step is to appy your base icing layer. I did half the cookies in blue and half in white. After you apply the base, you have to let them "dry" for at least a few hours, or even overnight.
Then it's time for the fun part. This is where I get to be creative. I used a simple powdered sugar and water icing and piped it through a baggie with the corner snipped off. I don't have exact proportions of powdered sugar and water, I just dump some sugar in a bowl and add water bit by bit until I have the "right" consistency. Here's what I came up with.
My husband walked by as I was decorating and said, "Those look really pretty, but not too pretty to eat. Heh, heh , heh." I guess that's a compliment?