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day 20: baking away/Christmas Sugar Cookies, part 2: icing & decorating!

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• Project: day 20: baking away/Christmas Sugar Cookies, part 2: icing & decorating!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3
• Would I do it again? yes, even though icing cookies is a lot of work! The girls had a ton of fun; licking their fingers and dumping the sprinkles. Hayden seemed to have a steadier hand than I did, go figure 😉
• What I would do differently: after about 3 cookies in, I changed my technique and we used zip-locks to pipe edging around it, man it’s hard though!
• Items used: Christmas Sprinkles & recipe below:

Royal Icing Recipe from Food Network, Alton Brown:

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and mixture is shiny. Turn speed up to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Add food coloring, if desired. For immediate use, transfer icing to pastry bag or heavy duty storage bag and pipe as desired. If using storage bag, clip corner. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 15: organizational chaos/ Christmas gift ideas for neighbors, teachers, friends: muddy buddies!

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  • Project: day 15: organizational chaos/ Christmas gift ideas for neighbors, teachers, friends: muddy buddies!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 for the  Muddy Buddy recipe, 2 for the packaging 😉
  • Would I do it again? yes, except I have to hide the muddy buddies from my 6 and 2-year-old, they love them SO much (and really me too)! The packaging turned out very cute, I would definitely do it again!
  • What I would do differently: since we were gifting these I doubled the recipe, but in typical Karie fashion I took the recipe to heart and did just what it says. So just a tip, instead of using 4 ziplock bags to shake the mixture in, conserve and use just one! Much less mess to clean up, not to mention waste 😉 Thanks hubby Adam for always helping me out here!
  • Items used:
  • Muddy Buddy recipe (we doubled everything below):
  • Ingredients
    • 9 cups Combination of Corn, Rice, and Wheat Cereal squares (Chex) *For gluten-free, omit the wheat chex.
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 2 teaspoon vanilla *make sure to check vanilla for gluten-free
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 2 1-gallon ziplock bags (use just 1- it’s a lot less mess, not to mention waste!)
    Instructions
    1. Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside. In a medium microwavable bowl, add chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave on High for 1 minute and stir. Microwave 30 seconds longer and stir mixture until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour sauce over cereal and stir until evenly coated. Spoon half of the mixture in each 1-gallon resealable ziplock bag. Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar to each bag, and seal. Shake the bag until everything is coated. Spread on waxed/parchment paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
    *Packaging: Glitter Card-stock and christmas ribbons (Michael’s), sandwich size ziplock bags

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Karie J 🙂

day 11: baking away/ Christmas reindeer pancakes

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Karie J 🙂