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I am back once again! Aaah!

Re-doing the kitchen while also working full time and having two little kittens around is a lot of work! I’ve been daydreaming about blogging.

That aside, I had to find time to post about the Amazon discount! I just got $10 off of this book:

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A Sketchy Past: The Art of Peter de Seve

So it’s 30% off but only up to $10. Still a pretty good deal!

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Enjoy, and happy Thanksgiving!

 

Melting Snowman Cookies

The original recipe is in Polish, so I used trusty Google translate.
Source: moje wypieki

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Cookies’ melting snowman cookies popular in foreign culinary blogs were so incredibly charming that they had to find and MW :-).Herself face to them laugh, right? The basis are buttery shortbread cookies, a foam snowman marshmallow frosting and royal. Snowmen can also be made on the basis of gingerbread. Great pre-Christmas fun for kids!

Ingredients for approximately 35 cookies (8 cm diameter):

  • 290 g butter, cold
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2.5 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

All the ingredients to throw into the food processor and blend until a smooth dough is formed sphere. You can also put all the ingredients in a bowl, chop quickly with a knife, knead briefly to call. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

After cooling roll out the dough to a thickness of about 3 mm, gently podsypując flour. Cut out round shapes. Arrange on a baking sheet or mat Teflon, keeping small spaces.

Bake at 180 ° C for about 15 minutes, a slight zezłocenia. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Decorate baked cookies – marshmallow foam stick on royal icing , which can also do the rest of the decoration.

* Cookies decorated with royal icing does not need as much as 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Enjoy :-).

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Red and White Sugar Cookie Pinwheels

I’m hosting Christmas this year and besides trying to paint the walls, install the baseboards and stain (and move) the bar, I’ve been mulling over what kind of food and desserts to serve. I came across these cookies. I think I’ll just serve them as the main course with some wine. It will make things easier for everybody. (I kid har har har)

Source: The Shine Project

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Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring.( I highly recommend the gel variety. You can buy it at any craft store. It is much brighter and you can use less)
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together in another large bowl. Add egg, vanilla, milk, and peppermint extract, and beat until incorporated. Gradually add the dry mixture, beating until combined. Remove half of the mixture from the bowl. Add red food coloring, beating until fully combined. You may have to knead the colored dough a bit to get it mixed thoroughly. On a sheet of waxed paper, roll out dough to form a large rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat this step with the other half of uncolored dough with no food coloring.
Now very carefully, slide the red dough on top of the white dough and slide the parchment paper out. Trim edges if uneven and patch if necessary. Roll dough into a log, creating a swirl effect. NOTE: do not worry if the dough starts to tear a little when you are rolling it. This is normal. Simply mend it with your fingers as you go along.
Now place a generous amount of sprinkes in a shallow dish and roll the cookie dough log firmly over the sprinkles until they stick and its covered. Wrap tightly with saran wrap and place the dough back in the refrigerator and let chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Slice the dough into 1/2-inch slices and place on a parchment lined sheet tray about 1-inch apart. Bake fo2 10-15 minuets depending on how thick you sliced the cookies.