I'm not a big fan of horse racing. Maybe it's because I'm not a big gambler or maybe it's because I'm crazy allergic to horses. I've tried to get into it and even went to the Preakness while I was in college, but for me it was always more about the event and the party than it was the race itself. But when the Kentucky Derby rolls around, I get equine fever as bad as the folks south of the Mason Dixon. It's the festiveness of horseracing that I really enjoy. Who wouldn't love an event that combines ponies, bourbon and wild hats? Count me in! Being the celebratory, theme-loving gal that I am, I'm all for this fanciful Southern tradition and consider myself an honorary belle on this beautiful May day!
So before I head to the track (and by track, I mean the bar around the corner) let me share with you my delicious derby cookies. They're really yummy and easy sugar cookies decorated with royal icing. I'm not very artistic. Crafty, yes but artistic, not so much. For that, please excuse the lack of creativity in the decoration of these cookies. At least I tried to shape them. Unfortunately my horse cookie cutter looks more like a wolf and my horseshoe is just a capital U. But after enough mint juleps, who cares?!
|yes, i wore my hat while baking.|
|horses of many colors|