It turns out that making cookies is the perfect culinary craft for trailer life. Thanks to the internet, I got inspired, which progressed into a comprehensive how-to exploration into the art of cookie making on YouTube. Then I got some cookie cutters, disposable pastry bags and decorating tips and gave it a shot.
Cookie decorating is like being a grownup-four-year-old and it's a nice change from my "professional" work that too often keeps me glued to a computer. It's fun, the way making anything feels good. But then, after the fun of making these cookies, I get to give them away to my campground neighbors and share the joy. How great is that for the holidays? …and any other day too!
WHY COOKIE DECORATING IS PERFECT FOR TRAILER LIFE:
• lightweight, minimal tools: mixing bowls, something to roll the dough (that wine bottle?), cookie cutter(s), cookie sheet, gel food coloring, pastry bags and piping tips
• you can make them as simple or fancy as you'd like, and they will be beautiful
• easy clean-up – it’s just sugar!
• your family, friends and neighbors will love them (best part)
(If you're interested in learning more about cookie decorating, I found Montreal Confections' YouTube channel to be especially inspiring and informative)