Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cookies from Easter

I'm a wee bit late getting these cookies posted.

It has been very busy with yard work
around the Gazebo House since
Spring finally arrived in Ohio!

I found this cookie cutter/press at
Wal-Mart this year &
spent a quiet
afternoon decorating the imprinted designs.

The recipe I used holds its shape very well &
thus the imprints stayed very clear.

Sugar Cookies

Makes about 48 cookies, depending on cutter size
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down bowl each time, then add vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture and mix at low speed until dough just comes together.
  5. Knead a couple of times just until smooth, then pat into a flat disk, wrap in plastic and chill until firm enough to roll.
  6. Roll and cut as desired and place on parchment-lined sheets.
  7. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.
Thanks to Mary at the

Dear Little Red House

for hosting Mosaic Monday &
allowing us to share our mosaics!




  1. Rett, they are gorgeous! Wish I had two or three or MORE right now! :)

  2. What delicious and the prettiest cookies!Great job!

  3. Those cookies are quite cute. I am not a good baker so you come help me bake cute things and I will help you arrange your books.

  4. They look great! Wished I had a couple of them now. I think we are all spending more time outside - I know I am!

  5. Those cookies were worth the wait. They are so festive and pretty. Thanks for sharing a good recipe with us.

    I was looking at your header...certainly those peonies are from last year, aren't they? Ours don't bloom til the end of May. I love peonies...especially pink ones!


  6. Rett, it's never to late to share cookies, especially ones as beautiful as these. They almost look too pretty to eat, but I'm sure Miss C and the others managed just fine. You are always doing such special things for your family. I know they appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  7. The cookies look so pretty. Wish I had one to nibble on before bed. As someone else mentioned, your peonies look beautiful & so healthy.
    Beckie in Brentwood,TN

  8. Yummy cookies and wonderful mosaic picture! Thanks so much for the recipe! Hope you have a lovely new week!

  9. Wow...I'm in awe. I never really did much with cookie decorating with our girls...I let them play but knew mine were best left in my mind. I love your header...precious child!

  10. Not too late at all - after all the Easter Season lasts for more than just one day. Those cookies are very sweet.

  11. I just couldn't leave your gorgeous header, so adorable!

    Love your cookies, they are beautiful and I am sure yummy too. What a fun mosaic.

  12. pretty pastel colors on these sweet cookies!!! look to pretty to eat

  13. Beautiful little cookie treasures, Rett...

  14. Omigosh, they are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

  15. Hi Rett,

    Looks like you remembered the most important ingredient in the recipe - love!


  16. Rett, You are such an artist! You really have a way of making a meal, holiday or otherwise, very special!!!

  17. YUM! Well done! Thanks for the recipe!

  18. They look wonderful! WSONOMA had a cutter like probably got one just as good and saved a bundle!

  19. Wonderful looking cookies! I like all the designs and the way your frosted them,

    It was nice to discover your blog through mosaic Monday!

  20. Wow, those cookies look professional! I'm saving the recipe for next year! Glad you found me again. Thanks for following!

  21. Wow how do you color the inprint. a labor of love with a beautyful outcome. so easter/ spring/ jo at sunnyside.

  22. Your cookies are adorable and I'll bet they tasted yummy too.

  23. Hello Rett, Your photos are beautiful! I was thinking that the cookies were too pretty to eat, but then I remembered cookies are never too pretty to enjoy!

    So nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, ldh

  24. Your cookies look wonderful. Thank you for your comment....I really appreciated it. Yes, I do feel like I am on a tightrope. I wish I could do more, but I can't right now....hopefully it will be better soon!

  25. Your cookies looked so pretty and I know they were great tasting!
    Hope your Easter was blessed and you have a terrific spring.

    God bless,
    d from homehaven in the middle of the Kansas Prairie

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