Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Cookies

Where I live there is a restaurant that has the best sugar cookies I have ever had. So, I went on a search to find a recipe like theirs and I found this blog. I made this recipe and to me it tastes like thier cookies. Weather it's the original or not I don't know, but they are heavenly! It made a lot of cookies, so I have been giving them away to ladies that I visit teach and the kids are going to give some to their primary teachers tomorrow. (If you don't know what Visiting teaching is or what primary teachers are visit HERE).

I have really enjoyed learning how to bake. Like I have said before, I never made cookies unless it was the store bought cookie dough. Even then I rarely bought it because I lacked the skills to make them turn out right. It may sound weird but I really have learned a lot about myself while learning to bake cookies. If you are reading this and think you can't do something, try it! You may surprise yourself what you are capable of if you just start.

Sorry I don't have pictures of the whole process. I used a tiny bit of red coloring to get pink. The other nice thing about the icing is you don't have to use a lot of color like you do with the butter cream frosting, which means you don't taste the food coloring. This is the icing/glaze it was really runny so I dipped some cookies in it then wiped the rest off. then I decided to put some in a bag with a tip so it was a little more controlled, I liked it a lot better.

Here's what I did, I have always wanted to use sugar sheets on cookies. I bought a heart shaped punch. I know they don't look perfect but you get the idea.

I had a lot of fun making these. I like the icing a lot more than the butter cream frosting it's lighter and I think it tastes better. This is a really easy recipe and makes a lot. Try it you won't be disappointed. Here's to more baking!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Here is a recipe for those of you who don't eat gluten, butter, refined sugar or eggs. These chocolate chip cookies are for you! The website is called Healthy living for real people with Mckenna Gordon. I have tried a lot of Mckenna's recipes and they are so good! So, I hope you try these cookies and go to her website and take a look at her stack of healthy recipes!