Here’s the cookie order I was working on this week – little cutouts of the state of Iowa! Aww, I love my state.
I started by lining my sugar cookies in thick, royal icing.
After the outline dried, I filled it in with thinned out royal icing.
I use the sugar cookie and egg white royal icing recipe here (made with pasteurized egg whites,) and add a little flavoring to it. They changed the sugar cookie recipe, for whatever reason, since I first started to use it – but I’m sure it would taste the same!
Next, I added little red stars to mark the state capital, Des Moines.
I thought they turned out cute! The woman who I made them for is having a bunch of college girlfriends come into town and wanted to hand the cookies out as edible souvenirs…the best kind of souvenirs, IMO!
They all attended Iowa State University – whose colors are red and gold – so the color scheme was very fitting.
All packaged up with a sweet, red ribbon.
Hey Obama, why choose chocolate chunk, when you could have iced sugar?! I kid, I kid… Seriously though…call me.
omg, I must confess my cookie delivery fail. It was so windy last night and just as my client opened the door a giant gust of wind came whipping by, distracting me, thus causing me to DROP THE BOX. I repeat – I dropped the box of cookies!! Ugh. She must have thought I was a raging lunatic as I frantically went through each cookie to make sure they were ok! Thankfully they were, and thankfully she was totally cool with it.
Anyways, all’s well that ends well – I hope they like ‘em!
In other news, I made a super tasty bowl of oatmeal this morning – Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats!
In the mix:
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 banana
- Peanut Butter
- Raspberry preserves
The thing about this Trader Joe’s peanut butter, is that it get’s almost rock hard in the fridge. It’s definitely not suitable for spreading on a tender piece of bread when it’s cold.
But it’s absolutely perfect for glopping on my oatmeal!
As it melted, it formed a warm, luscious layer over my hot oats. Divine.
Oh – so remember when Ben and I had our 2 year wedding anniversary dinner FAIL?! The folks at Gateway Market (scene of said dinner fail) sent me a giftcard with the promise that my next experience would be much, much better! Ben and I are putting it to use today at lunch. We’ll see how it goes!!
With all the KFC drama yesterday morning, I skipped three question Thursday! How about we give it a go on Friday? Answer away!
1. Where do you place your hands on the steering wheel?
2. What state do you live in?
3. What’s your favorite board or card game?
1. I’m a total 10 & 2′er. Ben always makes fun of me…