Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Bake at 350

This is a post from earlier this month and I feel a little intimidated sharing it (especially since it is about cookies ... what I am thinking?) with Bake @ 350 ... but I have wanted to play along with the Flavor of the Month Party, I just keep running out of month! So when I saw that the theme was John Hughes Films and that I had already posted this, well, I had to join in on the fun!!! I was a HUGE John Hughes fan, ever since Sixteen Candles. Being an awkward red-headed teenager, his films gave me HOPE! As silly as it sounds, I adored Molly, I wanted to be just like her, and I gained some confidence knowing that blondes don't have to have ALL the fun, there's some room for us Reds, too!
So, here is my shout-out to John Hughes - his films were legendary!

Ohhhhh ... I finally made something Pretty! It's taken me a while, I know. I have made funny things, interesting things, silly things, creative things, even cute things, but I really haven't done so well with the pretty things.
Until now ...

These might seem a little more on the Valentine-ish side, but I had a need for something lovely, so I decided to give them a try. I made my own cookie recipe (from my mom) and then used THIS frosting recipe from a television program that aired a few months ago. And, lo and behold, it worked! The frosting was simple and tasty, and it was pretty, too!

{{{Contented sigh}}}

And of course, my Mom's cookie recipe:

Super Soft Sugar Cookies

2 c. sugar
2 sticks butter
2 eggs
7 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. milk

Cream together the sugar, butter and eggs until fluffy. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients. Add to the creamy mixture alternately with milk and vanilla. Mix until blended, then chill the dough in the refrigerator at least one hour. When ready, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness, cut as desired. Bake at 375 F for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned.

And now, you can watch the segment from the TV show mentioned above,

if you want to, of course:


The Gosfam said...

Those are very pretty. Nice detail while frosting them. I also love the pics of the fam on the sidebar. All of them are super cute.

Anonymous said...

They are so beautiful and tasty looking.

Deb F said...

Looks yummy, any left??

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

THOSE are pretty!! Great job! You are so talented and they look mighty tasty!

K said...

They did turn out very pretty. I wish I had the time to be creative in the kitchen. You are so talented in that area. Too bad we don't live closer:)

Whitney said...

Thanks so much for sharing with me and Tim! They were very pretty and tasted delicious, I almost felt like I should've saved them for a special occasion they looked so nice. If the recipe isn't a family secret I would like it, or maybe we can trade family secret recipes!

Anonymous said...

These look really really amazing! Like wedding type style amazing! You are incredibly talented. I bet they taste amazingly scrumptious too!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Those look SO good! You can even tell from the picture that they are wonderfully soft cookies...and the icing looks incredible!

Wasn't Molly Ringwald the best? I think she gave hope to a lot of us "non-blondes." :)

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

These look gorgeous! So pretty!

cre82learn said...

You are right, they are *very pretty*. Just so happens sugar cookies are my daughters fave cookies!! I had a great recipe that I misplaced so I am on the lookout for another. I will be making these soon. mmmmmm.
Adena @ FriendshipAlley(dot)com

Heidi said...

They look soooo good!!!

Carolina Montoya said...

great recipe! I have been looking for a recipe to replace regular royal frosting for my sugar cookies and this looks great ...btu i have a question..does this dry hard, or is it soft like cake frosting?