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!

fondly,


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28 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

    Donna

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  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.

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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  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.
    Karen

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

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  13. Beautiful little cookie treasures, Rett...

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

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  15. Hi Rett,

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

    Amanda

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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  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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Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I read them all & each one is so very special to me & I try really hard to return the visit!

fondly,
~Rett~