Martha is wonderful...so many great ideas and pretty things that make us think "I can do that" and then we can't...hey, kinda like Pinterest! Hahaha. What is it about those two? Maybe it's because Martha and Pinterest make everything seem so easy. Anyway, Susan found these adorable reindeer cookies and decided to give them a try.
The Original Pin
Susan tells us, "Tried to make these cute reindeer cookies ... but they came out not quite so cute!"
This is the reindeer we never hear about, the one Santa sends down the chimney first to make sure the fireplace isn't lit. Maybe he's just the black sheep of the family.
Honestly, I don't think those cookies are all that bad, but as far as looking like the original pin there is a bit of a difference.
- Martha appears to have used gingerbread and it looks like Susan used sugar cookies. This difference caused the difference in shapes of the reindeer. It looks like they both used a gingerbread man cookie cutter shape (see...it's an up-side-down man), but Susan's sugar cookies filled in more as the cookie baked (and/or maybe her cookie cutter man was a little more squat than Martha's).
- I'm not quite sure what happened with the icing, and why Susan's is black. Last icing color in the house? But even with the black icing, it's not all that bad.
So it didn't quite turn out as hoped, but it still looks like a reindeer to me, and even better...it still looks like a cookie to me. I'm sure her family didn't even care that these weren't twins to Martha's reindeer.