Saturday, January 10, 2015

Winter Cookies

Even though Christmas has past, I hadn't made any of the traditions Christmas cookies that my family normally makes. So I decided that this weekend, I would make "winter" themed roll-out sugar cookies. Here is the recipe I used:

1 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups of flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Beat together the butter and sugar
2. Put all dry ingredients into a separate bowl
3. Add to the butter and sugar, the vanilla and eggs; beat together
4. Gradually add in the dry ingredients
5. Refrigerate for 1 hr, then roll-out 
6. Use cookie cutters to make the desired shapes, bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes

Here is how my cookies turned out: 

I used heart, star and snowflake cookie cutters. Next I make the icing for the cookies. Of course you can use a can of already made frosting but I didn't have any so I made my own. Here is the recipe I used:

1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. milk
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp. butter

1. Beat all ingredients until smooth
2. Put frosting into separate bowls and add food coloring (optional)

Here is how the frosting looked:

For the blue frosting, I used 4 drops of blue food coloring and 1 drop of green.
For the pink frosting, I used 3 drops of red food coloring and 2 drops of yellow. 

And there you have it! My winter themed sugar cookies! I hope you like them and don't forget to send me pictures on my social media if you recreate them! 

Love you lots <3 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Welcome 2015!

Happy New Year! This year is going to be an exciting one and I hope you are ready! I know that I have been lacking on my posts and I have been saying I am working on things and never getting them published but the truth is, I have been really busy and just unmotivated to post. I have made so many posts that I just don't like and I don't feel that they are good so I don't post them. I am one of those people that I have to put out my best work and that is what I am going to do this year. I am going to scrap all the posts that I was working on and start fresh, only posting when I can and not trying to half-ass anything. I made this blog because I wanted to and because it made me happy and for the past few months I haven't been happy with it. So starting TODAY I will fix my blog and make it the way I want it to be.

To start off the New Year, I thought I would follow the path of many bloggers and post my New Years resolutions.

1. Bake more - baking makes me happy and I always find awesome recipes on Pinterest that I plan to use
2. Walk my dog more often - going outside on a walk can be just what I need some days and it is good for my dog too
3. Stop procrastinating- this needs no explanation, I think we all need this resolution
4. Maintain my blog - this blog is important to me and I need to keep it up and running!

These are just a few of my resolutions that I will try to stick to this year! Hopefully 2015 will be my best year yet!

Love you lots <3