The Cookie Party

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Can you believe for a moment that I’m 29 years old and tonight was the first non-family cookie baking party I’ve ever hosted or attended??  It seems a little ridiculous, I know.  What’s even more crazy is that I wouldn’t have even thought to have people over if Shelby hadn’t made the suggestion a couple weekends ago at the Urban Farm Bike Tour.

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I asked the girls bring already-made dough so we could spend more time cookin’ and less time mixin’.  And I prepped for their arrival by making this sugar cookie recipe (rated 4.5 stars with over 5,000 reviews!).  My thought was that we could chit-chat and decorate while all the other cookies were in the oven.  What I failed to read is that this particular cookie recipe yielded 5 dozen cookies.  Heads up, 5 dozen cookies is a heck of a lot of cookies to frost.  Like…  a seemingly impossible, slightly frustrating amount of cookies to frost.

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What I did do right was use Madagascar double strength vanilla in lieu of regular vanilla.  Even though this vanilla was much stronger than what was called for, I used the same amount because I wanted these cookies to be something more than just plain old sugar cookies.

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Two more super right things that made these cookies out of the ordinary good?  First, using the smoked chili sugar I bought at a farmer’s market in San Fran.  I have struggled to find  a good use for this sugar and I really liked how it transformed a sugar cookie.  And second, making a completely homemade spiced icing.  And I became especially thankful for these right things after tasting the oh so beautiful and easy to apply store-bought (red) icing that tasted like poison.  Homemade is for sure the way to go.

The spiced icing recipe will but up tomorrow, but in the meantime, take a listen to this gem of a Christmas song!

Comments

  1. Yum this look delicious!!!

  2. Those look yummy! I like the glitter on them, adds a little something extra.
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  3. FoodFash Mom says:

    Beautiful photographs!

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