Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baby Shower Cookies

So Cute!


Two of my wonderful friends, Leslie and John, are having a baby girl. To celebrate this great occasion, my friend Sarah and I hosted a baby shower for Leslie. Sarah and I made a ton delicious food, hung adorable decorations, served tasty drinks, and hosted a wonderful shower. No baby shower is complete without dessert, so expect to see more posts in the next couple weeks. I wanted to make something to give as a favor and came up with these adorable cookies. The baby's name starts with an "A", hence the "A" on the onesies. Unfortunately, I put these cookies in the little bags I was packaging them in a little too earlier and all the icing smeared and slid off. My tip to you if you make these....make sure they dry completely before you package them up! In case any of you are interested, I have included our menu from the shower and a few pictures of the food at the end of the post. Just shoot me an email if you want an of the recipes.

Classic Sugar Cookies
recipe from Baked Perfection

3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 almond extract
2 eggs

Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until fully absorbed. Separate dough into two disks, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. On a clean floured surface, roll out one disk of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Decorate as desired.

Sugar Cookie Icing
recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract
assorted food coloring

In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick add more milk, if too thin add more sugar.


Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Decorate as desired.

Afternoon Baby Shower Menu

Snacks:
* Coconut Lime Shrimp Skewers
*Caprese Salad Bites
*Melon wrapped in prosciutto
*Tea sandwiches
- BLT's
- Chicken Salad
- Goat Cheese and Watercress
*Caramelized Onion Dip
*Spinach Dip
*Fresh-made Hummus
*Assorted Veggies and Fruit
*Chicken Satay w/ peanut sauce
*Sausage Wonton Cups
*Tomato Bacon Cups
*Apple and Gorganzola Flatbread
*Pretzel Bites

Desserts:
*Lime Bars
*Cookie Dough Truffles
*Double Chocolate Cupakes w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
*Pink Velvet Cupcakes w/
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Drinks:
*Sparkeling Peach Sangria
* Cider Sipping Sangria



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