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Monday, September 20, 2021

Peach Shaped Cookies

peach shaped cookies

I've been trying to actually make some of my saved pins lately.  Are you like me and have a million pins and pin boards but haven't tried a lot of them?  These peach shaped cookies have been on my to do list for ages so I finally tried to make them.


They look more complicated than they are so I suggest trying them out!

The cookie is kinda like a cake cookie and the dough was a bit more fluid than I was expecting but needed to make the round shape.  Roll the dough into a 1-2 inch ball and set on baking tray.


Once they bake and cool, scoop out some of the inside to make room for the filling.  Add the cookie insides to some peach jam.  I made mine from scratch but you can use store-bought peach preserve or jam to speed up the process.  Mix until its like a peachy paste and add some between to halves.


Then onto the fun part.  Add some yellow food color to some peach liquor (peach schnapps!) and some red food color to another small bowl of liquor.  Paint cookie half yellow and half red to make it look like the outside of a peach. You don't have to be super precise and messy actually works best.


Roll cookie in some granulated sugar which will give the cookie the peach fuzz look.  It's pretty neat on how simple but effective this is!


Add some mint leaves as stems.


Let fully dry before storing or sharing for the end of summer (boo!) with some friends and family.


Pretty neat how easy this process was to look like a real peach.  Also very tasty and as I said they are a bit like a cake-y cookie.  Hard to believe summer is over already so enjoy some "peaches" before moving on to all the pumpkin spice of the season!

 The recipe I used can be found here on Italian Food Forever and the directions are simple so head over if you want to make them on your own too!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Harry Potter Goblet of Fire Name Cookies

 


I always love a good HP marathon on regular TV.  I know I can watch them on some of our streaming services but finding them movies on one of our regular channels and showing the movies back to back always makes me keep them on.

One of my favs is Goblet of Fire.  These cookies have all the names of those thrown into the goblet for the Triwizard tournament!


I had some left over sugar cookie dough which was a perfect amount for these cookies.  


I hand cut out the shapes based on a google search of what the scraps of paper with the names looked like:


Bake them up and let cool. You can even go a little darker on edges.



I added food color gel to some alcohol to dilute.   I used peach schnapps but you can use anything you like the alcohol dries and doesn't leave much flavor.


Mix colors as needed.  I added some back around the edges for the "burned" look.  I even held the cookies over some flame for an even more burnt effect. 


Add the names with either royal icing or I used black melted candies.


I love the way they came out!


Until the next Harry Potter marathon!  What's your fav HP movie? (if you can pick one!)


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Marvel's Loki God of Mischief Cookies

Marvel's Loki Cookies

Disney+ definitely has it right with their series list and schedule. Between Star Wars and Marvel shows they have a captive audience every week.    The next Marvel series coming out this June is Loki! 

 Marvel's Loki for President

You know Loki, Thor's brother, the God of Mischief.  We can't really tell if he's truly Good or Evil (probably both) or Alive or Dead (probably both!).  He flips back and forth in these statuses throughout the movies so I can't wait to see what the 6 series show has in store.

Made some cookies in anticipation.

Colorful cookie dough

Used my favorite sugar cookie dough that holds its shape.  I always use this recipe from In Katrina's Kitchen which works great every time I make 3D'ish cookies.  Just tint the dough and you use it like play-doh.  Definitely do not refrigerate the dough.  I did for some and they didn't bake up as nicely.

Make Loki Cookies

I put Loki in his gold helmet and also gave him his scepter.

Make Loki Cookies

Also added in the logo from the new series and worked on some buttons from some of the show screenshots.

How to make Loki God of Mischief Cookies

Kawaii Loki is super cute!

Marvel Loki series Cookies

I might also be on board for "Loki for President" but will see what the series has in store for us.

Some other character cookies you may like:


Star Wars Cookies Ahsoka Loth Cat Baby Yoda Princess Leia Hera


Marvel WandaVision Cookies



Friday, May 14, 2021

Star Wars The Bad Batch Madeleine Cookies

 

Star Wars Bad Batch madeleine cookies

I am loving the Disney+ release schedule because between Marvel and Star Wars me and my oldest are set for years!

The latest Star Wars animated series continues the Clone Wars saga and gives some new perspective.  My oldest kiddo has loved the clones since they came out in the Attack of the Clones so this new Bad Batch Force 99 is right up his alley.

Star Wars Bad Batch madeleine cookies

Used my madeleine pan again (yay!)  to make some red velvet ones


And then decorated with candy melts in shades of white, grey, black, and red.


I *think* they kinda look like the Bad Batch trooper helmets but may not? And in case you're not familiar that's Crosshair, Tech, Hunter, and Wrecker

Star Wars Bad Batch madeleine cookies

Regardless they were red velvet tastiness and great to chomp on while watching the series!

Happy Friday and Can't wait until the next Marvel series, Loki!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Marvel's WandaVision Character Cookies

 Wanda Vision Cookies

I'm so glad Marvel Studios made some alternate plans for show series since we're all stuck at home.  Our family has been watching WandaVision and we're hooked! 

It started out way different with Scarlet Witch and Vision in some old TV sitcom series but it has really taken off now and I'm curious to see how they pull this all together.  I can't even really give you a plot or who is good versus who is bad.  Just watch it for yourself!

Of course I had to make some treats to celebrate the show!  I went with no spread cookies in some of the show's characters. 

 This is my favorite no spread cookie dough recipe by In Katrina's Kitchen. It works great everytime!

Wanda Vision Cookies

Mix in edible food gels (or you can also go with natural food colors) and then just shape your cookies.

Wanda Vision Cookies

It's a little like using play-doh and really fun.

Wanda Vision Cookies

I used some of the new WandaVision emojis from Twitter when you hashtag some of the WandaVision keywords. They are super cute!


#Wanda and  #TheVision or #WandaVision

I also had to do the twins from other pics

Wanda Vision Cookies

Some of the supporting characters are my favs!

Agnes the neighbor - although there is more to her than meets the eye!

Wanda's brother Pietro (or is he?!)

Darcy - love her from the Thor movies and she brings the same to WandaVision

And

Monica Rambeau - I'm sure she's got a back story to tell too!


Wanda Vision agnes darcy pietro monica rambeau Cookies

I love them all together!

Wanda Vision Cookies

Can't wait to see how this series wraps up

Wanda Vision Cookies

I totally agree WandaVision! Looking forward to the next episode tomorrow!


Sunday, December 20, 2020

The Mandalorian Gingerbread Men Cookies

Mandalorian Gingerbread Men Cookies

It's that time again!

Gingerbread cookie time!
 

It was easy to come up with characters this year too


We just finished the second season of The Mandalorian and it's so good!

mandalorian and baby yoda gingerbread

My oldest is a big Star Wars fan so we watch all that comes out.  We're so excited for all the new series coming out over the next couple of years!

boba fett and mandalorian cookie

Plenty to keep all the Star Wars fans happy

armorer kuiil greef carga cookie

These cookies are made from homemade gingerbread.  I used this recipe from Martha Stewart.  It comes out great every time.

bo-katan mythrol cookie

The rest is done with royal icing and candy melts in various colors.

cara dune IG-11 moff gideon cookie

Ahsoka is one of my favorite characters so was great to see her in live action (she was only in the animated series previously)

boba fett ahsoka bo-katan cookies

Super fun!

mandalorian gingerbread men cookies

And Baby Yoda (his real name is Grogu!) is still the cutest!  Happy Holidays to all, let's hope for a great 2021!

baby yoda gingerbread cookie



Here are some of the other gingerbread men & women cookies from prior years you may like