Thursday, April 17, 2014

TMNT- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Cookies

Everything cool from my childhood is making a comeback....
Rainbow Brite
Strawberry Shortcake
My Little Pony...
They are like the originals, but with a twist...
Personally, I still like the originals best.
But, it is kinda cute when your nephew wants TMNT cookies.
I asked him what the TMNT say...
I was expecting "Cowabunga Dude"...
Only, I guess they don't say that anymore.
I am kinda scared for this next phase of childhood- all characters.
And character cookies are hard.
I don't have any fancy equipment- no KopyKake..
No airbrush machines.
Just me and my trusty PME's.
My version of the TMNT
in cookie form!

Just like the toy...

So, Doodles-
I hope you had the happiest of birthdays.

Aunt CiCi

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Let's get Swiggy with it.....

Swig.  Swiggy. Swiggy Sugar Cookies...
I first saw this recipe on Pinterest... big surprise there...
And I was intrigued.
Claims were thrown about.....
Best Sugar Cookie Ever..
Frosting is to die for....
Swoon Swoon Swoon.
So, I felt a challenge was on..
I made these swiggy cookies.
With pink frosting of course.

The cookie is denser...
Crumblier than a regular sugar cookie.
Not as sweet- almost shortbread like, but not shortbread.
And the frosting.  Good.  Very Good.
But, not life changing.  
I personally would have preferred my butter-cream on top.
The recipe made a lot of cookies.
Which made for a lot of happy co-workers.  

I found the original recipe here.
Vintage Revivals made them and blogged beautifully about them.  
I did make my usual alterations and only put a 1/2 tsp salt in the frosting.  
1 teaspoon seemed like a lot....

In summary, good cookie.  
Fun cookie.
Swiggy Cookies.  
Go out there and get your swig on...

Have a great week everyone!