Do you ever feel like you just need to add a little sprinkles to the everyday things of life? It is way to easy for our day to day activities to take over and the fun side of life to get pushed aside. While small, funfetti is a great way to add an extra little bit of extra colour, fun and party spirit. Adding funfetti sprinkles to vanilla cookies to make some funfetti cookies? So simple and easy!
These funfetti cookies were made as part of the run up to Valentine’s Day. Somehow they only ever made it on to Instagram and not the blog. I figured it was time to share them here too. Continue reading →
Do you plan your Valentine’s Day in advance? Almost every year we end up waking up a day or two before and realising that we’ve made no plans yet. Of course this means all the good restaurants are already booked out and we normally end up having a picnic or making a meal at home. The funny thing is those are the meals I remember. I remember picnicing in the car below table mountain and spending our second wedding anniversary at Spur much more than I remember most of the restaurants we’ve been to.
Point is, things don’t need to be fancy! Whip up these simple Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies as a gift for your loved ones, friends or teachers and let them enjoy a homemade gift.
This weekend was the birthday party for two friends of ours who got married just over a year ago. I made them these magnets as part of their wedding gift. Now these were for their birthdays:
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 tsp baking powder
Icing sugar Lemon juice/cocoa & hot water
Preheat oven to 180C
Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in vanilla essence and baking powder. Add flour, about a quarter at a time and beat until combined. Form small balls of dough and placed on a tray with baking paper (I wanted mini biscuits so my dough balls were about 2cm in diameter) Press each ball down slightly with a fork and then bake for about 8 minutes. Because they are small you should watch them carefully and take them out when they are just starting to go golden on the edges. They should be a nice golden colour underneath. Allow to cool before icing.
Mix a glace icing by using a heaped tablespoon of icing sugar and adding a few drops of either lemon juice or about a teaspoon of cocoa with a few drops of hot water. Add enough drops to make a thick paste. Spoon some icing onto the centre of a biscuit and then squish a like-sized biscuit on top, allowing the icing to come out the sides a bit.