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What Do You Put In Your Easter Baskets?

At lunch the other day, my mother reminded us that Easter is coming early this year. WHAT? Sure enough, I pulled out the calendar and Easter Sunday falls on March 31st. Last year, rather than make up baskets of candy for my DH and mom, I made Iced Sugar cookies.

Easter Cookies instead of Candy

WHAT WAS I THINKING?!

This was the absolute first (and probably last) time that I will undertake such a long, drawn out project. I should say though, it was fun and I was quite pleased with the outcome. These are just the cutest cookies I’ve ever made. I adapted a recipe from Martha Stewart and the FoodNetwork Magazine, morphing the two together. I probably should have rolled out the dough a touch thicker, it was a fragile final product. The royal icing was a challenge, as I’d never done this before. It took driving all around town to several places to find the meringue powder. I used just plain ‘ole liquid food coloring from the supermarket to tint the icing. I piped it using simple sandwich baggies with the corners snipped.

I was on my feet for most of the day and my back was aching! Normally, if I know I’m going to be in the kitchen standing for periods of time, I put on my walking sneaks. I was so excited to get this ball rolling that I was in my bare feet and didn’t think about it until it was too late. But it was a blast and both DH and mom were impressed, they thought I bought them at a fancy bakery.

 

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My husband and I both wish all of you a blessed day today, and that you’ll be spending it with ones that you love.

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Happy Easter Cookies

What? Cookies in our Easter baskets? Where’s the candy?

Well, I think that you don’t always have to have the same thing in your Easter basket each year. And yes, I make up a goodie gift for my husband and mother at Easter. I’ve been wanting to make iced sugar cookies and I saw these cookie cutters in the cutest Spring shapes, I couldn’t resist.

I followed Martha Stewart’s recipe for the cookies, all though I think that they could have been rolled a bit thicker; then found some meringue powder and made royal icing to decorate.

Aren’t they just the most darling cookies, you don’t want to eat them… RIGHT!