Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fall leaf cookies

I love this sugar cookie recipe. The best part about it is you don't have to refrigerate the dough before using cookie cutters!

1 cup margarine
1 large egg
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups plain flour
Food coloring

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Cream margarine and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer
-Beat in egg and vanilla, add baking powder
-Add flour one cup of a time-blend last cup of flour by hand. Do not chill dough.
-Divide dough into the number of colors you would like to use. Mix food coloring in to each individual ball of dough
-Take pieces of the colors you want to use and place beside one another and then roll out
-Use cookie cutter and tear away excess dough
-Add more dough of the colors you want to use and cut out shapes. Repeat until all dough is used
- Bake on middle shelf of oven for 8 mins or till lightly brown. Watch very carefully to make sure they don't over cook!


Halloween ghost cookies

So this post is super late. But maybe this post will be helpful for next Halloween.

This ghost cookies are super simple and delicious. All you need it white chocolate, nutter butter cookies, and black decorative icing.

Melt the white chocolate using the directions on the package. Dip one side of the nutter butter in the chocolate and lay on wax paper white white chocolate side facing up on wax paper to dry. (When I did this for the first time I made the mistake of trying to dip the whole Nutter Butter in the chocolate and they ended up sticking to the wax paper and making a mess). Once all of the nutter butters have one side covered with white chocolate and they are completely dry then cover the other side with white chocolate and allow to dry on wax paper. After they are dry then use your black icing to draw on the faces. You are done! Super easy...right?!?!