Thank goodness Charlie's mom is so cool because we invited a small troop of the girls from Lulu's preschool to come by that very Wednesday and decorate some cookies. In perfect Halloween spirit, as soon as they arrived, the girls went through Lulu's closet and changed into dress up clothes - all of the princess variety (they are 4!). After running around our
The best part of all this was what a great time we all had with, really, a minimum of planning and expectations. If only the rest of life went like this play date!
We have one week till Halloween. I strongly suggest baking up some impromptu fun!
P.S. Cookie recipe is here. The glazes are after the photos.
P.P.S. My very talented friend Kate took far better photos than I and I will for sure be asking her to partner on a post in the near future. Stay tuned!
|Mise en place.|
|It's possible that not all of the girls waited until they got home to eat their cookies.|
|Look how diligently she's working. She's a pro already!|
|Because when we think Halloween, we think Elsa & Anna. Doesn't everyone?|
|Working it. In every way.|
|This one is mine. Can you see the sugar gloom in her eyes?|
|We really made the most of these Frozen rice paper decals I bought for Lulu's birthday last May. They're FINALLY all used up.|
|My favorite. Made by my friend Kate and eaten as soon as she left. What? I was trying to be respectful and not eat her art in front of her.|
|One pooped cookie decorator.|
Yields enough for 4 dozen cookies. Also, this one acts a bit like royal icing and makes a nice sticky surface for decorating.
1 T cream cheese, at room temp
3 T whole milk or cream, at room temp (this is going to make it much easier to blend)
1-1/2 to 2 C powdered sugar
Whisk cream cheese and milk together first and then add in the sugar and whisk until thoroughly blended and no lumps remain.
Gently spread a small amount on each cookie and decorate immediately.
Yields enough to frost 4 dozen cookies.
This icing I make for my holiday cookies but it's fabulous for cakes, muffins, or anything else you can imagine frosting.
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temp
2 C powdered sugar
1 T vanilla or vanilla bean paste (if you want the flecks)
1/4 t salt
Whip butter for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add sugar and mix well. Add vanilla and salt and whip another minute or so.
This is a far thicker icing that you can add color to if you like. Or, smooth it onto a cookie and add any additional decorations immediately.