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I made these adorable cookies last autumn for a halloween party, and I just couldn't resist making them again. This year, however, I have a year of cooking under my belt, and they came out MUCH better.

Better flavor, better consistency, and the addition of white crystal-like sprinkles added a little sparkle and a fun texture.

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The best part about these cookies is how small they are. They are literally bite sized, so you can eat a whole handful without feeling bad about it. Well, too bad.

I mean, I ate like 4 dozen of these by myself and I feel great!

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Simply follow the instructions for the last time I posted this recipe, up until the part where you cut the dough. Then jump in here.  ...continue reading

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How stinking cute are these tiny candy corn striped cookies?

I'm going to a halloween party tonight, and I wanted to bring something fun. So I started looking at spooky themed foods and stumbled upon these babies. I couldn't resist!

You will need:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • red food coloring
  • yellow food coloring

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So, good news! My cookie cutter worked!!! I was able to make a batch of red eared slider turtle cookies for my coworker's last day.

I may have gone a little overboard when I was piping the frosting, but it was my first time using the little tip and I was just so excited to decorate them!

I won't lie, these cookies take a long time to make.  I started these on Sunday and did one or two steps every day, finishing at 10:30 PM Tuesday night. If you need a quick and easy cookie recipe, I would find a less labor intensive one. But if you have the time and creativity they are so much fun!

This recipe will work for any cookie cutter, obviously!

Cut-out sugar cookie recipe (adapted from here)

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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So, on Saturday I may have visited a certain TJMaxx, and I may have purchased a set of 100 cookie cutters for only $10!!! Who could resist!

LOOK AT THEM ALL! So, being adventurous as always, I decided I needed to make a huge batch of cookies to try them out. I found a recipe online and started making the dough.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I quickly learned that trying to roll out cookie dough on a hot, humid day is damn near impossible. But I did my best, rolling it out on wax paper like I thought I was supposed to do, then I popped it in the oven!

Soon I smelled smoke. And lots of it. Turns out wax paper is not the same as parchment paper. Who knew? (Remember how new at this I am.) I grabbed the pan before the wax paper ignited totally, but it was nice and singed on the corners. Disappointed, I threw the rest of the dough into the fridge and left to do something else.

I came back later that night, once it had cooled down, to give it another shot. And lo and behold it was a huge success!

Except for a few minor slip-ups here and there...

The countertop needed more sprinkles, obviously

But they turned out SO WELL! And it was a lot of fun. I made dinosaurs (duh!), airplanes, teddy bears, hearts, rocket ships, stars and my personal favorite:

ICE CREAM CONES!!! =) How cute are these?

Now that I have more cookie cutters than I'll ever need, I'm stoked to perfect my cookie making abilities and become the best cookie froster ever.

Yum.