Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Guess what I got for Christmas!


Plus I got the meat grinder you know what that means???

It means I will no longer be subject to the shortage of Italian Sausage in Honduras (we've found it once in the 9 months we've been here) because I can make my own! Again - Woohoo!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lingerie Shower Bra and Panty Cookies

How fun are these!?!?

We threw a surprise lingerie shower for my sister who got married this weekend so I made these cute cookies! They really are so easy - you just use heart cookie cutters. I used two different sizes because in our family, the butt is bigger than the boobs (proportionally speaking). For the boobs I cut off the pointy end of the heart (the first batch I cut it off after baking - the rest I cut off before baking and it worked out much better.

For these I used Bridget at Bake at 350's recipe for the cookies and royal icing. I just recently discovered her website and I'm already in love. Her directions for royal icing are so easy to follow there's no way it can't come out right if you follow her directions.

I can't wait to make these again!

Snowflake Cookies

I love that Christmas gives you an excuse to bake! I made these cookies for a Christmas party that one of husband's bosses had a couple weeks ago. They were a big hit!

Please ignore the ugly ones...I do not claim to be talented in an artistic way...

I used Alton Brown's recipe for Sugar Cookies and Martha Stewart's recipe for Royal Icing.

I think they turned out OK for a first try...I made other cookies while I was visiting Texas for my sister's wedding - I'll post those soon with links to the recipes...I think they turned out better looking - I used different recipes and the consistency of the icing was easier to work with.