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The Return

5 Feb

Oh hey there. Apparently I like to take four-month long hiatusi hiatuses from this here blog. I don’t really know why…I love this blog! I love sharing all the yummy things I make with you guys. I guess I was feeling a bit uninspired lately. My prime baking surges used to be during stressful school times, such as midterms, finals, and oh you know, just general school time. Seeing as I am not in school these days, I guess my level of stress has diminished, for the most part. Good for my blood pressure, bad for my baking.

I anticipated sharing this yummy recipe with you folks today that I found via Pinterest:

 

 

 

But it just DID NOT happen. I don’t know why. I could not get these cute little footballs to look like cute little footballs. Ah well. I made some pretty awesome oatmeal cookies instead {from a recipe found on the back of the Ralph’s oatmeal container…} I do have a pretty bangin’ post planned for later this week, so stay tuned {if y’all are still out there. Are you?} I’ve also ventured into the land of–gasp–Cooking! Like, with ingredients that aren’t just sugar and flour. So hopefully I will share some of those noms with you as well.

Stay tuned! As always..it’s a cake walk!

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Superbowl Snacktime

6 Feb

Hope you guys all had a fabulous superbowl! I have to admit, I wasn’t exactly a fan of either team (this California girl was cheering for the 49ers) but I was really excited to get together with my friends and eat some amazing food! Juliana, of the blog Novice Noms made AMAZING, sour cream, cheesy delicious dip, and of course, I was in charge of bringing the baked goods.

I decided to stick with the sugar cookie category because they are easy to bake (I already had all the ingredients), easy to transport and super fun to decorate! So, my contribution to the party were these adorable football sugar cookies (can we call footballs adorable??)

I know that the season is over, but hopefully these inspire you to make other sports-themed sugar cookies–it is still basketball season, after all. Or these would make a great treat for a baby shower for someone who is having a boy, or a birthday party for a sports enthusiast.

I present…football sugar cookies. Recipe adapted from Annie’s Eats

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
2 ½ c. sifted flour

Directions

Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill dough until firm (I left mine in the fridge for about 2 hours). Roll to ¼” thickness on well-floured surface. Using a pre-made football (or any shape) stencil, cut dough in desired shape.

Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 min. Cookies should not brown. Let cool completely before frosting.

Football detailing: 

Frost cookies completely with chocolate frosting. Using a 1/4 inch piping tip (or using a ziplock bag with the corner cut off) draw the lace details with white icing. Bring to party and let friends eat and enjoy!

Yields ~40 cookies.

 

I was super stoked with how these came out. They were such a hit and I will definitely be making these again–and branch out into different sports. When baseball season starts, expect a baseball cookie post :) Have fun baking–it’s a cake walk!

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