Tuesday, April 26, 2011

cutest cookies EVER

wow, easter really snuck up on me this year.  maybe it was because the teen had spring break so stinking early, but i was so thrown off schedule that i never even got around to buying easter-shaped cookie cutters.

and so the day before the bean's easter party at school, i found myself wandering the aisles of michael's and joann's looking for something suitable.  i'd signed up to bring cookies and juice boxes, which i figured would be fun practice for me.  i really wanted an egg-shaped cutter, but ended up settling for a bunny instead.  my goal was to make cute little chick cookies like the ones i found on another blog, but i decided that i could still get the same result even if i used a circle instead.

mixing up the dough and rolling it out is pretty much second nature by now.  and i was pretty stoked to finally use up the last of this giant bottle of vanilla extract.  i've had it for ages (i'm talking YEARS here. thank goodness it's alcohol-based and never expires) and have packed and unpacked it during about half a dozen different moves.  heh.


and i managed to score these bakery emulsions at ross, of all places - for a fraction of the cost i've seen them online for.  these are super duper concentrated flavors, even more so than regular extracts you find at the grocery store.


i was kind of bitter when i started moving the baked bunny cookies from the silpat to my cooling rack, because i didn't wait long enough (such an impatient mofo, i am) and ended up snapping off an ear.


although it ended up okay, because i used it for test purposes - trying out the face and outlining the ear to see if i liked how it looked.


aren't they cute?


my little chicks turned out really well, too.


since the bunnies were rather big - like almost 6" tall! - i decided to wrap them up and give them to the kids in the bean's class as a take-home.  maybe they could share it with a sibling or their parents or something.


i'll have to remember to hit up the craft stores for cutters waaaaay in advance from now on.  lesson learned.

6 comments:

  1. Those cookies were AMAZEBALLS. So yummy!

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  2. They were SO delicious too. I'm not a sweets person and I ate all of them. What? They weren't for me?

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  3. your cookies are looking quite professional!

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  4. LOVE the chicks and how they're just scallop-edged circles without the frosting work. so cute.

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  5. The after-Easter sales this week might be a good time to pick some cutters up on-line!

    P.S. Both cookies are SOOO cute, but I especially love the chicks, 'cause everyone has a circle cutter or just a plain old glass they could use for those (when we're all trying our darndest to be like you!).

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  6. You are getting silly good as this cookie decorating shizz! ;)

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