Pictures by Jin Chu Ferrer of Contradiction of Sorts.
I learned the hard way that you have to work fast. And refridgerate often, in between just a few traces/cutouts. (Perhaps due to environmental factors? This is Texas, after all!) The dough gets insanely soft after a few minutes, making it too malleable to work with. Popping it in the fridge for a bit did the trick.
And those holes? Use a straw!
(But do this after you have cutout your cookies and lined them up on the cookie sheet.)
Once cooled off after baking in the oven, prettying up the cookie may be needed. Simply trim around the edges with a knife. Then attach your homemade tea tag labels. Voila! Instant conversation starters at your next tea party or Sunday brunch get-together!
besos ... jin.