But Sugar is Sweeter

Bunnies, Chicks and Eggs, Oh my!

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Decorating cookies for every holiday is starting to become a tradition, and I’m more than okay with that!  I have my final test of pre-clinical medicine next Tuesday (hooray!), but that makes going home for Easter weekend a little tricky.  So what did I do instead?  I went home this past weekend, and celebrated Easter a little early.  We had a great visit, and collectively decided that decorating cookies is WAY more fun than decorating eggs.  John even joined in on the fun, and he may have actually won the award for best cookie decorator (yes, this was hard for me to admit :-)).

While I was ridiculously excited about this set of 4 Easter cookie cutters I found, I think next time I might just stick to making eggs.  The chicks and bunnies were cute, but there wasn’t very much room for creativity with them – I ended up just wishing that I had some more eggs to try out all the ideas I had.  My favorite thing to do was to  drag a toothpick through lines on the cookies, and create fun designs.

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I made a double batch of royal icing (using a full 2 pound bag), and it was more than enough! To get started just see the tutorial I posted earlier.  We actually had a lot of icing left over, but I wanted to make sure I had plenty to make 6 different colors (white, green, aqua, pink, violet, and yellow).

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FYI – Those are John’s fingers (not mine).

I made the sugar cookies dough one day, then rolled it out the next, and then the next day we decorated the cookies back at home.  Spacing out the project really makes it a lot less of a project, and more of a fun family activity. So instead of dying boiled eggs – try decorating some egg cookies this year!  Finishing with an iced cookie is a lot tastier than a hard boiled egg :-)!

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6 responses

  1. Kathy Nagel

    Can’t wait to share these with Grandma & Grandpa this weekend!! I think you may have started a new family tradition!!! I’m sure Grandpa will prefer this to the vinegar smell of egg dye 🙂

    April 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

  2. Cynthia

    I LOVE the designs you did with the icing..you are such a food artist! ♥

    April 19, 2011 at 10:16 am

  3. I want the ones with the psychedelic circles on the turquoise background – overnight fed Ex is fine…

    April 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

  4. John Nagel

    I ate all of these!! haha Just kidding

    April 19, 2011 at 10:54 am

  5. Kathy Nagel

    Annette – Did you know that your Johnny designed that cookie??
    Jacqueline – John did not eat the cookies – and they are hidden 🙂

    April 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

  6. Kathy Nagel

    The cookies were DELICIOUS!!! Sent some home with Aunt Mary and Uncle Jimmy, Grandpa and John enjoyed a few, sent a few to Frank and even brought back a few to share with Esther!!! Thanks for the Easter treat!!!!

    April 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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