Rudolph Cookies

As I’m sure it is in most homes, it’s a tradition every year since I was a little girl to cut and decorate cookies from “Grandma’s Sugar Cookie” recipe! I wanted to share my family recipe incase you don’t already have a good one so you can go on to start a holiday tradition with your friends or family!

I made some last night and I tried a new take on the gingerbread man cutout this year and made adorable little Rudolphs! These are so fun and easy to make, especially with the little ones! :) I waited until they cooled completely so my icing wouldn’t melt, and flipped my gingerbread man upside down. Then I drew on antlers, ears, the mouth and eyes! I squeezed a dot of icing to adhere Rudolph’s red hot nose… I wanted to use red hots instead of red icing so his nose would be bright and shiny!  :) (yes, I am 21 years old) Ha ha! You can use black icing dye for the eyes but I didn’t have any so I used mini chocolate chips instead and they worked great!

How adorable are these?!

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

What you’ll need:

2/3 cup Crisco

1 cup Sugar

2 cups Flour

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

1 Egg

2 tbls Milk

1 tsp Vanilla

First, cream together crisco and sugar. Sift together all of your other dry ingredients in a separate bowl to add later. Add your egg, milk and vanilla to your crisco-sugar mixture. Then add the dry ingredient mixture. Chill in the refrigerator before you roll them out to cut. Then get creative!

Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes.

 

Tweet me photos of your sugar cookies :)

Happy Baking!

xo – Chelsea @chelsrose

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Cupcakes To Dye For

A few weeks ago, I made these pretty (and yummy) “tie-dye” cupcakes and everyone was asking how I made them so I baked them again for a tutorial; and I never have a problem with making cupcakes for no reason :)

I came across the idea online and realized how easy these adorable cupcakes are to make! They are perfect for turning heads at a party and you can even customize the colors to match your party theme, team colors or sorority colors!

One: Mix up a white cake batter as directed on the box.

Two: Separate the batter into equal parts, one for each color you plan on using. I wanted to use 5 colors so now I have 5 batters.

Three: Dye your batters! I used Neon colors I found at Walmart and I think they turned out so fun!

Now I have all my colored batters

Four: This is the fun part! You can start spooning in your batters any way you choose. This part takes awhile longer than making normal cupcakes but it’s worth it :)

Continue on making gorgeous cupcakes until you have this

Five: Bake according to boxed directions and when they come out they’ll look like this

Now you know the rest… top with any frosting and take them to your friends to show off your baking skills! :)

Happy Baking!
XO -Chelsea