A Lucky Treat!

Here we go, another St. Patty’s Day Post. But are you really surprised, we all know I’m obsessed with anything holiday related! I found a photo on pinterest for inspiration and fell completely in love! These tasty little treats look so official I had to make them! It doesn’t hurt that it’s super simple as well!

I used my usual sugar cookie recipe as always! Once you’ve finished baking your cookies, let them cool completely!  Next step is to melt your choice of chocolate. I went with dark chocolate because it is my favorite and I love the bitter-sweet combo! Dip the left corner into the chocolate and place on wax paper. Now it’s time to embellish! Before the chocolate hardens, grab your sprinkle of choice and cover as desired! Place in freezer until chocolate hardens back up and you are all done!!

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Sweets By The Dozen!

To be honest, I will be a happy camper if I never see anything related to sugar for a very long time! My sister decided she wanted to host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party which required each guest to make 8 DOZEN cookies!! She’s lucky I love her and that I was able to find time to do it all haha!

I decided to make a classic sugar cookie in the shape of snowflakes mainly because sugar cookies are my favorite and my obsession with snowflakes is real! Now I do admit, I made this more stressful on myself than necessary, but I had a vision and couldn’t break away from it!

I used just your basic sugar cookie recipe!

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1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Cup Softened Butter

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 Tsp Almond Extract

1 Egg

3 Cups Flour

2 Tbsp Baking Soda

Then I chose to use the royal icing to make a very clean and wintery look for my cookie and this is what took most of my time.  It is very detailed and I probably should’ve chose a time where I didn’t have to decorate 8 dozen cookies…. But they turned out just how I wanted them!

2 1/4 Cups Confection Sugar (Sifted)

2 Tbsp Lite Corn Syrup

2 Tbsp Milk (May need to add more but be careful not to add too much)

The first few times you might want to outline your cookie until you find the right technique/amount you need so that the icing doesn’t pour over. Use a toothpick to guide your icing to each corner and let it settle.

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Then it’s time to dress up your cookies!  I went with pearls and silver glitter sprinkles from Williams-Sonoma to create a glamourous look! I absolutely love the way they all turned out!  They sparkled and just really stood out!

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…. Thanksgiving!

I had the day off today and since I was feeling a little better, I wanted to get creative and make some festive cookies!  I guess you could call it a little practice session for the family Christmas Cookie Competition!  I actually used the little pie cut outs I will be using for our Thanksgiving Pies.  The shapes include different kinds of leaves, apples, and acorns!  I used my moms sugar cookie recipe, but you all can use your favorite and it will work just the same.  I only baked them for about 2 minutes since they are so small and I also prefer my cookies on the softer side!

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