Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's BIG Cookie and Buttercream Frosting recipe

You know when you give a gift people always say, "it's the thought that counts."  Well, before you see this cookie remember, it's the IDEA that counts.

Just use this cookie as an idea of what yours could be...or could be better than, in most cases.  Also, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT try to decorate this cookie while watching Project Runway All Stars.  The show will distract you and your cookie will look a mess.  Another also, DO NOT use store bought frosting like I did.  Yes, it is faster and much easier, but also much messier because it is not a good piping consistency.  

Here is the recipe I use for the cookie.  It was very tasty and I will definitely use it again.

Use this close up to see how you should place the M&M's.

Just put a dab of frosting on the back of each piece of candy and start spelling!  Then decorate the edges and cookie however you'd like.  Be creative...I'm just crazy about chevron right now.

Here is my buttercream recipe.  I should have used it!

Blair's Buttercream Frosting

2 sticks butter, softened
8 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream butter.  Add the ingredients a little at a time, always beating until smooth before adding more.  If you try to add it all at once you'll have a huge mess.  Add food coloring gel if desired.  Also use less powdered sugar if you don't like the frosting so thick.

Now, take the time to make a beautiful cookie and it's sure to impress at any Valentine's party!

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