Thursday, February 11, 2010

DARLING Cookie Bouqets

Our great friend Lora sent us this cute cute idea! And I fell in LOVE with these cookie boquets! Thanks Lora!!

I just got done making these DARLING cookie boquets and I thought I would share them with you! They are fun to make espessially with little kids, I have noticed that in the past when I let little kids decorate them, they come out WAY cuter!

Receipe for Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2/3 Cups Butter
2 Eggs
2 Tbls Milk
1 tea Vanilla
2 1/2 tea Baking Powder
1 tea Salt
3-4 cups flour (I usually use a little more so the cookies don't spread out so much).

Bake @ 400 degrees for only 6 minutes (if you bake them too long it will make them hard.)

1 pound Powdered sugar
1/4 cup Light corn Syrup + 2 tbls
1/4 cup milk + 2 tbls
The frosting is pretty runny but with the corn syrup in it it makes it perfect to be able to place in a bag to make your boquet!

When I make the cookie dough, I roll it out pretty thick (because you are going to press it on top of a stick so you don't want to be able to see it.)

Then when I frost them I am pretty careful, because like I said the frosting is pretty runny...

Aren't those the cutest things you've seen in a while?
I also made sugar cookies yesterday. Mine aren't as creative, but I have to say that my recipes are delicious! So I wanted to share too :)

Soft Sugar Cookies
3 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
Into a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and half of the dry ingredients; beat 1 minute. Stir in remaining dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half and roll each portion out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place cookies on greased cookie sheets; bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Store sugar cookies in an airtight container.
Cream Cheese Frosting
2- 3 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened (or 1- 8 oz. is what I do :)
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
4 1/2 to 4 3/4 cups powdered sugar
Beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in enough remaining powdered sugar to make frosting of spreading consistency.
(Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting- Prepare as above, except substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for 1/4 cup powdered sugar.)

Then, I like to separate my frosting and color it different colors before using :)I know, fun! Right?
I will also use that same frosting for my cupcakes that I make. I will post a picture here when they are done, just so you can see how cute they are :)

What is so great about sugar cookies is that your kids can help you with them. Rolling the dough out, using the cookie cutters, and eating them :) They will LOVE how the flour gets all over and the memories they are making with you! A family that COOKS together, stays together... right?

(Just had to share my love birds at the end...)


Megan said...

how freakin cute are your love birds?! I love them :) And I cant wait to make my sugar cookies this weekend with my fam! I love those cookie bouquets. Super cute. Thanks Lora for such a fun idea!

Bon said...

So cute Dev! I love it!

Sarah said...

Those are darling. Oh my goodness! I love them!!!!

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