My dear friend, Amy, hosted a cookie swap today. I always have a lot of fun at these. I love to bake but I'm not a big cookie baker. So this gives me a chance at least once a year to try something new.
This year I found my inspiration on the cover of All You magazine. (Shameless plug - this is a great magazine for the everyday woman with lots of high value coupons, fun projects, tips, etc. I offer it through SL@H at a rate of $19.95 for two years! That is just $0.83 cents per issue! Contact me if you would like more information.)
So I started with the first batch. Let me just say that these six cookies were all that were made with the three tiers. Can you say pain in the bootie? So I let BBC decorate these. Didn't he do a great job?
This was his favorite. I let him eat it after I snapped this picture. When he was done with it he told me had a knew favorite and asked me to snap another picture so he could eat it as well. Ha!
I decided to go the lazy route and just do two tier snowmen. I actually like the way they look better, too! If I had it to do over, I would probably add some sparkly white sugar prior to baking. My favorite is at the top and is just partially pictured. The red frosting with white dots turned out really cute. Especially with a red and white striped hat!
There were ten participants. Great minds think alike as Amy and I both used my absolute favorite SL@H product - our Cinnabar Footed Server. Amy made these amazing red velvet/white chocolate cake bon bons. I will see if she will let me post the recipe here. Delicious!