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Simple White & Gold Christmas Sugar Cookies

Simple White & Gold Christmas Sugar Cookies

Every Christmas I love to make sugar cookies for my friends, family, and kids school classes! I calculated that I needed to make 160 this year, so I started making and freezing them right after thanksgiving to avoid the “last minute hustle” I always seem to very-stressfully get myself into, days before Christmas! Well, I got 30 made, and then was hit by a horrible sickness that set me back a couple of weeks! Long story short– that stressful hustle I wanted SO badly to avoid this year, got me again! And I now had a day and a half to get 130 sugar cookies made. I needed a design that was really simple if I was going to pull this off, so I decided to stick with a “White Christmas” theme, and make them a little extra beautiful and fancy with some gold embellishments. I am really glad I kept to this sweet and simple theme. I didn’t need to make several different colored icings, or sprinkles, or mess with fondant. Just one big batch of white icing and some sprinkles, and I was good to go!! I hope this inspires other busy momma’s out there, who are as last minute as I am!
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Cupcake Sugar Cookies

Cupcake Sugar Cookies

I made these cute cupcake cookies over valentines day for my sons friends, and thought i’d post a few pics! I know this isn’t a very helpful post, since Valentines is already over :-( But Cupcake Cookies are cute for any occasion! I’ve had a few people ask me how I decorate with royal icing, and they’d be shocked to know how much EASIER and faster it is than regular frosting, and I think it looks and tastes better too! This are my absolute FAVOURITE recipes for sugar cookies and royal icing, so even if you don’t make cupcake cookies, hopefully this post will still be of use to you! Enjoy!
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“What does the fox say? Happy Valentines!”

“What does the fox say? Happy Valentines!”

Next week on valentines day my little guy will be turning FIVE, and I am planning a big party for him, while taking care of 4 kids under the age of 5, so I figured i’d get a head start on some valentines projects this week instead! I wanted to make some cute valentines cookies for my sons class and his friends… but I didn’t want to do boring heart shaped ones. I got some cookie cutters on sale last week, and have been looking for a really good excuse to make some foxes! Then I thought of something totally clever, and was so proud of myself… until I looked online and realized 1000 people have already thought of the exact same thing! {Don’t you just HATE that!?} Anyway, “What does the Fox Say? Happy Valentines day!” Might be a very common and popular theme this year, but it doesn’t make it any less cute!! I love these fox cookies, and how they’re just “different” to your regular ones! I hope you like them too! Happy Valentines day!

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Fool-Proof Raspberry Panna Cotta

Fool-Proof Raspberry Panna Cotta

I fell in love with Panna Cotta last summer when my husband and I stumbled upon one of the most fantastic little restaurants we have ever been to, in Skiathos, Greece. It has been in the back of my mind to learn how to re-create one like that ever since, but I think I have procrastinated the ‘challenge’ out of pure intimidation. I have watched Master Chef judge, Graham Elliot, and his contestants make them — some with great struggle, and some with such finesse, that I didn’t know which would be worse… not being able to make one as pretty and as perfect as Graham Elliot’s, or not being able to make one at all, like the contestants.

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Christmas Wreath “Peace” Cupcakes

Christmas Wreath “Peace” Cupcakes

Tomorrow my son is having a fun pre-school christmas pajama party, so I signed up to bring some cute christmas cupcakes. My son {and most kids} LOVE jelly beans, so I thought I would make a jelly bean christmas wreath with some edible glitter, and a “P” for peace. They were SO EASY and fun to make that I thought I would pass on a quick how-to! I hope you like them!
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