Easy Easter Cookies

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I don’t know about anyone else, but lately I feel as though time has been getting away from me more and more. There ALWAYS seems to be some much to do and just never enough time. I figured that adding one more kid to the mix a little over a year ago, wouldn’t upset the running of our smooth engine (ha ha..) of a household, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.  Two kids, no big deal. Three kids…absolute insanity. I never realized how unraveled everything could get being twisted and pulled like a piece of taffy ALL DAY LONG.

Never the less things I used to have time for, I just don’t anymore. So when I do make something, it needs to be quick, easy and of course fun! I volunteered to make the cookies for my daughter’s preschool class, because I haven’t made anything in a bit and I was feeling the desire to get in the kitchen and create.

Miniature colored dough bunnies and carrots cookies

 

I’m not sure how other Mom’s out there in the world balance kids, a relationship and all the other things that life blesses us with, but for me I had to let go of some of my passions in order to give my children the attention that not only they need, but which they deserve. What that means for this brief moment in time is letting go of trying to make sufficient time to create elaborate decorated cookies, cupcakes, cakes and cake pops. Because try as I might, I am unable to balance that act of doing time intensive creations and  caring for my kids properly.

Let me just add that the little guy is such a PIA , a cute one though and right now and is into EVERYTHING, so until that level of curiosity can be tamed as his independence grows, my stuff needs to be put on a shelf for the meantime figuratively and literally. I may moan about it at times, but overall it’s really fine because I love hanging with my peanuts, they’re awesome. I have also found other things to fill in the tiny cracks of time I find throughout the day, which quells that need to constantly create for now.

But when I do decide to be creative in the kitchen, playing it smart counts for everything. I’ve come to realize and embrace that the abundant plate that life has given me at this point in my life always borders on being full, so there is little to no room for outer distractions or extra time intensive work. Which brings me to these cookies. Quick, easy, fun to make and especially eat, they were a hit among the kids and teachers alike.

colored dough carrot cookies for easter

 When I started making these I had one idea in mind, but since I had dough left over I made a whole bunch of goodies. And they all started with theses bad boys.

Large chocolate cookies with colored dough carrots

 Simple round scalloped cookies with colored dough piped on them to look like carrots. They bake together and prep and clean up is super fast….like really super fast.

 

This is what you will need….

  • Chocolate Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Orange and Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Decorating Bags
  • Cookie Cutters in whatever shape you like
  • Food safe markers (black)
  • Large round pink sprinkles

Now for cookies I have to admit I use two recipes that I myself did not create. I exclusively use two sugar cookie roll out recipes from LilaLoa. Her End-All for Chocolate Cookies and Vanilla 2.0 Cookie recipes are hands down the best and since trying them out, never found another reason to even try another recipe. So if you are needing or wanting to try new cookie dough recipe these are it. They bake perfectly every time and seriously don’t spread at all. ( Have I mentioned how much I LOVE theses recipes???)

Anyhooooo, You can begin by coloring some of the vanilla sugar cookie dough with the food coloring.

Colored dough decorated carrot cookies

 

 A little of this goes a very looooong way so make an appropriate amount for your baking needs. Start by adding a little water to the cookie dough and mixing it up, so that it becomes very soft and will be easy to pipe out of a decorating bag onto the cookie. But do not add so much water that it becomes liquid like, you just want it to have semi soft peaks. When you get it to the desired consistency add in a few drops of food color to achieve the color you want. Then repeat this process for the second color. Bag the mixture into a decorating bag and just place it to the side for a minute. I the meantime roll out an cut your cookie shapes. 

When all your dough is rolled and paced on a baking sheet you can start adding the carrots. I practiced a bit on a piece of wax paper first to see how I wanted to make them.

colored dough practice carrot cookies

 

I started with the actual carrot first. Just a bunch of zig zaggy lines.

pipe colored dough carrots onto cookie

 

And then I added the greenery on top. Just a bunch of vertical wavy lines worked perfectly.

greenery carrot top cookies

 

And then I baked those dad boys up!

Colored dough carrot cookies easter

 

Remember when I told you not to add too much water???? Well in these guys case I sort of overdid it ūüôĀ But you can get better lines like I did on these carrot cookies I made last year , but only if you keep the consistency a bit tighter. These were for a bunch of three and four year old, so I’m pretty positive they didn’t care about the loss of detail on my cookies as much as I did.

Either way I had so much fun making them (and my kids did too!) that I made a whole bunch of miniature versions as well! I just used a whole bunch of scalloped mini cutters I had, I believe Wilton makes them.

mini carrot cookies easter colored dough

 

And then because these were so fast and easy, my mind started wandering and I figured I better add in some bunnies to the mix, so those carrots would not go to waste!!! Makes sense right????

mini bunny cookies for easter

 For the bunny noses I just used large pearl Sprinkles these were also a Wilton product. I added them before I baked them ad they held there shape perfectly. I drew on the eyes and the whiskers using a food safe pen, the brand I use is Food Doodler, but Wilton also makes them.

easy miniature bunny cookies for easter

 Just wait until the cookie has cooled before drawing any details or else it will be too soft the draw upon. And then you have an army of sorts of mini bunnies and carrots!

MIni bunny and carrot colored dough cookies

 The larger cookies I shipped of to the students of preschool and the minis were packaged up and sent as gifts for the teachers, who never fail to ask me if by chance I baked anything for the party ūüôā You just can’t buy great tasting cute cookies made with fresh ingredients, things like this have to be created from the love of baking!

I do hope you enjoyed this post, feel free to pin away so others can see how easy these are!!

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Will You Peas Be My Valentine????

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Need a fun easy Valentine or just feel like you may want to torture you children with embarrassment??? Then send them to their Valentine’s day parties with fistful’s of these!

Peas  be my valentine printable

I’m sure the other parents will think your wonderful thinking about the health of their children and the think of how excited the kids will be to get a bag full of snow peas!!!

will you peas be my valentine printable

Okay, I hope you know I am totally kidding. If I sent these to school with my kids they would be met with lots and lots of “I don’t want them!” or better yet “Ewwwwwww…gross” So I figured to keep my kids for needing any type of future therapy from being the victims of my twisted sense of humor. I will spare them and just make these with CANDY!!!

Peas be mine free printable valentine

They are much more fun that way! I used lime green Sixlet candies, which you can purchase at most craft stores, but any type of round green candy could be used. They can be printed out on a standard sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and come four per sheet. I filled little cello bags that measured  6 x 3.75 inches. But you can use whatever you have handy to put them in and just fold them to fit the printable topper.

Peas be mine printable jpg

Unless you want to make them with real peas…no matter the choice is entirely up to you! Either way “Peas” enjoy the free printable!

Will you peas be my valentine free printable

You can print them from here!!! 

Enjoy Sweet Peeps!!

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Zombie Eye Pretzel Bites {{Free Printable}}

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Boost up any Halloween celebration with these fun and free Zombie Eyes Printable.

Zombie eyes fre printable chocolate covered pretzel bites

These print out on a standard sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 printing paper and there are six per sheet. All you would need to do is print, cut them out and attach to bags. I used cello bags that measured 6 x 3.75 inches. I fold the tops over and then attach the printable with a staple.

Zombie Eye printable pic

 

An easy way to add a little something extra to any Halloween themed party or celebration.

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For full instructions on how to make the Zombie edible pretzel bites, please visit {{HERE}}

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Moustache or mustache if you like :) cupcake wrappers and toppers

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So is it Moustache or mustache????

Either way here is a fun idea to dress up a typical cupcake. You can print  the wrappers out on a standard sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 printing paper. The toppers I would suggest printing on a thicker paper, such as card stock.

Happy Birthday Moustache Cupcake Toppers

 

The topper I am offering out for are square and measure 2×2. All you need to do is print cut and assemble them, you can attach them to picks such as toothpicks. Frost your cupcakes and insert them.

For the wrappers all you need to do is cut them and attach them in the back using glue or tape. I would suggest inserting the baked cupcakes first and then frosting them!!

I have offered them in three designs blue chevron, blue diamond and gray striped.

Please follow link to print…

Mustache Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers

Free Moustache Wrapper and printables square

Hope you enjoy!

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Ice Cream Party Assorted Cupcake Wrappers

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If you are planning on having an Ice cream theme party these fun and festive cupcake wrappers are sure to liven up your cupcakes! They print out on a standard sheet  8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. You can use regular printing paper or a sturdier card stock. The choice is yours. They ca n even be printed through a local printing service such as Fe Ex Office.

Follow link to purchase and print wrappers..

Available  in my Etsy shop Ice cream cone wrappers.

Available through my Etsy Shop Hot Fudge Sundae Wrappers

Available through my Etsy Shop Banana Split Sundae Wrappers

After you print them all you would need to do is cut them out and attache the ends using glue, tape or whatever you want.

These cupcake wrappers are available for a  combo deal a as an instant download through my Etsy Shop

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

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Mother’s Day Printable Pack ((FREE))

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Help make Mother’s day even more special for Mom by adding that little something extra to your Mother’s Day celebration. An easy and cost effective way to take something simple and add a little jazz!

Folded Tent Card

8 x 10 Sign

Pink Diamond Cupcake Wrappers

Blue Periwinkle Cupcake Wrappers

Subway Art Cupcake Wrappers

Round  Cupcake Toppers

 

Square Cupcake Toppers

 Pink Diamond Bunting

 Blue Periwinkle  Bunting

Subway Art Bunting

 

All items can be printed out on standard 8 1/2 x 11 printing paper. If you would like a sturdier item use a thicker card stock, which is available in most craft stores in  a pack or by the sheet. Simply print and cut out items.

Cupcake wrappers will need to be attached at the back, you can use tape or glue. The toppers that are round can be hand cut or cut by using a round two inch punch. Adhere them to lolly or Popsicle sticks or whatever you choose to use and place them in cupcakes.

The bunting can be attached to colorful ribbon or string with tape or glue.

Thanks for reading along.

I would love to see how you all display these printables, so please feel free to post pics of your Mother’s Day Celebrations on my¬†Facebook¬†Wall ūüôā

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day Printable Card and Sign

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This is a great way to express what your Mother means with a few different words!

The card measures 4 x 6 and is folded tent card. You can print it on standard printing paper, although a  thicker card stock would work better. Just print, cut and fold.

4 x 6 Card

The Sign measures 8 x 10 and can be trimmed to size after printing if you will be using it in a frame of that size. It can also be printed on standard printing paper, although it would also work well on a thicker cut of paper.

8 x 10 Card

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment!

 


Easter Bunny Cupcake Wrappers {{Free Printable}}

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Looking for a cute way to brighten up you Easter desserts, then this may just be an idea for you!

All wrappers can printed out on a standard sheet of 8-1/2 x11 paper. You can use regular old printing paper, but for sturdier wrappers I would suggest using a thicker type of card stock that can be purchased at most craft stores by the sheet or packages.

There are a few versions of the wrapper available, so click on the one that most suits your needs.

Miniature Blue Gingham

 

Miniature Brown Gingham

Standard Size Blue Gingham 

All you need to do is print the amount you would like, cut them out and attach the ends using tape or glue of some sort. For the feet just fold them up after you cut them out!

Be prepared for people to ooohhh and aaaahhhh over the cuteness factor!!

For other free printables, please check out the Printable Tab!

What will you use these for?? Cupcakes, candy baskets, let me know your thoughts!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Leprechaun Cupcake Wrappers for St. Patrick’s Day

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If you¬†are looking for a fun treat idea for St.¬†Patrick’s¬†Day, then these easy cupcake wrappers are a perfect way to add a little¬†Irish luck and charm to your celebration.

The wrappers are two per each sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. They can be printed on standard printing paper or a sturdier¬†card stock¬†paper if you choose. All you need to do is print them, cut them out and adhere the ends using tape or glue. Insert cupcake and be the¬†St.¬†Patrick’s¬†day cupcake hero you¬†always¬†dreamed of being.

Leprechaun Cupcake Wrappers

 

Green Stripe and Chevron Wrappers

Hope you enjoy! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!

 

 


Leprechaun Gold Printable Favors

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If¬†you are looking for a quick and easy DIY gift ¬†idea for St. Patrick’s Day these favor tags are a perfect kid¬†friendly¬†way to bring a little fun into the St. Patrick’s Day holiday!

These print out four per each sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and can be printed out on standard printing paper. All you need to do is print them out cut them and attach them.  Each tag measures in total 3.75 x 4, (front 2 inches/back 2 inches after folded) I used Cello bags to attach them to, which can be purchased at most local crafts stores.

Click on the link/picture to print.

Leprechaun Gold Printable Favor Tags

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