Strawberry Cookies for Spring

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Mini Thor had a case of the grumpies yesterday evening so naturally I had to do something about that. See, grumpies can be contagious so they aren’t allowed in my house haha. In order to get rid of those grumps we made some spring cookies using some new cookie cutters we had recently purchased.
Here’s how we made out super easy, delightfully soft, strawberry cookies…

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You just need
– One box Ducan Hines Strawberry Supreme cake mix
– One Stick of Butter, softened
– 2 Eggs
– Strawberry Icing & Sprinkles (optional)

I always forget to leave my butter out to get soft. I put it in the microwave for 10 seconds and it seems to be soft enough for mixing.

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Mix all of the ingredients together until everything is well combined.

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Refrigerate the dough for 2 hrs.

Now you are ready to roll it out and cut out your cookies

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Bake @ 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Just enough that they look done and are just barely starting to golden on the edges.

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That is what our baked cookies looked like.

Once they are cooled you can decorate! We used Strawberry Icing and a variety of sprinkles 🙂

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Mini Thor always loves making cookies and these are some of my favorites! They are so delicious and they stay soft even after they have cooled (and for days!).

Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but we ate some for breakfast this morning 😉

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(Photo edited with the “Halftone” app for iPhone, cool right?!?!)

-Kate

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Cut-out Cake Cookies

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We love love love making cookies at my house.  Mini Thor particularly loves the decorating, his granmomma says he “likes a little cookie with his icing.”  We made lots of cookies over the holiday season but cut-out cookies don’t have to be just for Christmas (although we use our Christmas cookie cutters year-round, Mini Thor likes to make snowmen).  I found this amazing cut-out cookie recipe at GOODEness Gracious that starts with a box of cake mix.  I love recipes that let you cheat like that!  We also gave Duncan Hines Frosting Creations a try, I normally avoid things with artificial colors but seriously how to you resist making cotton candy icing?!?!  Here’s the how-to for these easy, fun cookies:

Ingredients:

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  • Two Eggs
  • 1 Stick of Butter, Softened
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Icing & Sprinkles of your choice for decorating after your cookies cool (optional)

Mix all that goodness together until completely mixed.  Then, let it chill in the fridge for 2 hours (or so).  100_7701Roll out the dough on a flour coated surface.   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Cut out those cookies!!!100_7704

Try to resist eating the cookie dough, tee hee, little man couldn’t! Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cook on a wire rack and then DECORATE! 100_7715We used cotton candy icing as a base and then Mini Thor added blue sugar cookie icing. Sprinkles are optional, but totally add to the fun factor! 100_7718This cookie adventure was totally worth the mess!  After all, the bigger the mess the bigger the adventure right?!

 -Kate & Mini Thor