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I thought I’d post about the Monster Cookies I made for Owen’s Party.  I started doing “take-away” cookies for the party guests when he was 3 years old, those were Fireman Hats, 4th birthday were Putting Green Cookies, 5th birthday were Astronauts and this year they were Monster Cookies for his 6th “Monster Bash” party.

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I always use the sugar cookie recipe below from Sandra Lee.  They are easy to make and are not super sweet.  One tip . . . when I roll out the cookie dough I use a mixture of flour & powdered sugar on the counter – adds just a bit of sweet to them.   For the icing, I always use disposable bags (Joanne’s or Hobby Lobby w/40% off coupon) and normally use a #2 tip to outline the shape, a #4 to fill it in and a #1 for any detail.

Cookies

17.5 oz. Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix (comes in a bag)
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teas. vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour
(variation: may add 1/4 c. cocoa & 3/4 c. flour)

Combine cookie mix w/cream cheese until crumbly. Mix in the eggs & vanilla until well combined.  Add flour to make a firm dough.  Refrigerate for 15 min.  Lightly flour/powder sugar board and roll out dough to 1/4 in.  Bake cookies for 8 minutes.  Cool completely before frosting.

Royal Icing

1 cup powdered sugar/1 Tablespoon meringue powder/water for consistency. Start with 3 teaspoons of water & 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  Note: if you want a true “white” icing you’ll need to use clear vanilla & add white icing color.  Also if you use liquid food coloring it will thin out your icing consistency: start with 2 teas water, then 1 teas vanilla, then add food coloring and more water if necessary (1/2 teaspoon at a time).

About countrygirlbling

I am a 55 years young, divorced (many years) mom of 2 great kids. My son is 28 years old & my daughter is 24. They are both out on their own forging through life as successful, functioning adults . . . a mother's dream! I hope that my blog and my experiences will encourage you & give you hope. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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