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Special Occasion Cookie Cutter Cookie Recipes

There are so many different types of special occasions. Somewhere someone is party planning at this very moment in order to create a satisfying and festive atmosphere. When it involves making everyone feel good, you can always count on special occasion cookies. The most important thing; however, it to choose the right cookie cutter shape to suit the occasion. Cookie cutters are available for many special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, holidays and so much more.

Choose the types of cookies cutters that fit your special occasion or just for everyday fun. Designing your very own homemade cookies for any occasion is so much easier while using cookie cutters. For instance, you can design angel cookies for Christmas, heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day, shamrock cookies for Saint Patrick’s Day and an assortment of lovely cookie cutters to make Easter cookies. There are however, many other shapes from which you can choose.

Once you have chosen your cookie cutters you will need to mix up a cutout cookie dough recipe. Here is one of our family favorite special occasion cookie cutter cookie recipes. All you need is butter, some eggs, sugar, salt, flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and some vanilla and lemon flavoring. You can choose from other types of food flavoring, if you prefer. You can decorate them by using homemade colored sugars, cookie frosting, and icing recipes. Continue reading

Sugar Cookie Recipes – A Wonderful Easter Egg Cookies Recipe

Sugar cookie recipes have been around for a very long time. These types of cookies are so easy to make that once you learn how to make them; you will wonder why you waited so long to learn how to make them. You can make plain sugar cookie recipes which are very good. However, you can also add some icing or cookie frosting to create a nice warm fuzzy feeling for anyone who has just one of your homemade cookies.

Sugar cookie recipes are always a wonderful treat during the holidays. No matter which holiday you are celebrating, you can make a sugar cookie to help you express your joy over the occasion. Then again, you can just simply make some cookies for snacking on at home with the ones you love.

Decorated sugar cookies or frosted sugar cookies are also a great addition to any type of holiday occasion cookie gift basket. They make great treats whether you are celebrating something special or not. Making these types of cookies is definitely one way to score brownie points with anyone. Continue reading

Learn to Make Your Own Homemade Gourmet Easter Cookies

With springtime just around the corner, many people are searching for great tasting theme foods, snacks, and beverages. You can save time and make a wonderful impression on those you care about when you make anything from scratch. This includes making gourmet cookies at home in your own kitchen.

Whether you realize it or not, you can learn to make your own homemade gourmet cookies. For instance, check out these adorable ladybug motif cookies. You can make these by using a simple sugar cookie recipe. Make some colorful decorator icing for decorating the cookies while adding your own personal flair while personalizing them.

They make great looking cookies for spring and summer theme parties such as birthday parties, wedding showers, baby showers, spring flings and so many more. You can use them to enhance a ladybug theme or complement any other warm weather theme party. Imagine the delightful looks in the eyes of anyone you serve them too. Continue reading

Easter Decorating Ideas for Cupcakes

For the smaller get together or the smaller household, a dozen cupcakes is a good number and you will enjoy the following recipe that is just enough for twelve, frosting and all. Have you tried piping frosting instead of using a table knife and fork to add swirls and decorations? An inexpensive set of the basic tools can be found at your local supermarket and once you get the hang of it, you will enjoy adding more pieces to your set and creating the lovely designs that are found at the bakery.

Everyone enjoys a special cake and cupcakes are the answer. You can even stack them together to make fancy cakes where a cupcake is removed one at a time. The best part of cupcakes is you can decorate each one identically or totally different. There is never a problem with storage, as cupcakes can be put into freezer-proof airtight plastic sealing bags and tucked into nooks and crannies of the freezer until there is a craving for a delicious treat. Just a short time of thawing out and viola, the cupcake is ready to eat!

If there is leftover frosting after you finish decorating the cupcakes, practice writing letters, making stars, flowers, and leaves and just have a great time getting to be an expert at different designs. A special cupcake is a wonderful way to say hi, I love you, congratulations, or happy day. Just like a regular cake, it can be cut and shared. Have small containers available (plastic yogurt containers are great) to divide frosting into, color each section with food coloring and celebrate your skill. Continue reading

Easy Bunny Cupcake Recipes and Decorating Ideas

If you plan to do icing for your scrumptious cupcakes, it is important to use the right products to get the results you want and deserve. There is no need to buy a set that would make a professional baker jealous. You can actually create some very interesting and beautiful decorations with a small group of metal tubes and screws. Practice making designs and decorations and add to your collection as desired.

Writing numbers and names on cakes, cookies, and cupcakes is part of the fun of decorating. Writing personalizes the item. It takes a lot of practice to learn how to make the different shapes required by our alphabet. Include a fine writing tube in your collection and practice making different letters and joining them together. The family will like this idea because it means treats for them while you perfect the technique. Stars are popular designs, so get a small star tube. A large star tube gives a bursting star effect, so add that to your collection.

Three other tubes for your basic collection are a basket weave, leaf, and petal tube. With those tubes, you can decorate bunny cupcake recipes quickly. Use a waterproof bag to hold the icing while you are learning the techniques. A metal screw will fasten the bag to the end of the icing tube, creating stability while you create your designs. Continue reading

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