Incredibly yummy hand decorated sugar cookies, filled with a whole lot of collegiate spirit!
I was inspired to make these after spending a weekend back on the campus of my alma mater, Kenyon College, for my husband's five year reunion. I didn't have a shield cookie cutter and I couldn't find one in the shape of the college's shield, so I made one out of cardboard.
My college swim coach had never had any of my sweets, so he asked me to send him something to try. Since I was having such nostalgic feelings toward my alma mater and baked these cookies, I decided that these were the ones that he would get to try. Coach sent me an email after receiving them, and here's part of what he wrote:
The Kenyon shield cookies and the cinnamon scones were every bit as good as Alex said they were ... and the proof is in the pudding (or the cookie batter): it's taken me every bit of the last 5 weeks to work off the extra weight I so gloriously put on consuming Mimi's Sweets! :)
As you read, I also made him Cinnamon Chip Scones since he specifically requested them.
Anyway, I finished up the shield cookies and had extra purple icing and cookie dough left over-- so, I decided to make some regular ones and decorated them with the rest of the leftover icing (pictured below).
If you're ever in need of specialty decorated cookies or even plain iced cookies, Mimi's Sweets will be more than happy to help you with anything that you need!
Want more examples of decorated cookies? Check out this post: