Sunday, April 15, 2012

Unlikely Cookie Cutter Finds

Have you been to World Market lately? Do you have a World Market near you? You should probably go. It's a super cool little place. There is lots of fun stuff there. Seriously. Stuff you'll never find anywhere else.

A few weeks ago I saw this cute little tin of sour candies. There were several different ones of there, but I snagged a cute little Kerropi tin and decided to make some cookies with it.

Maybe next time you have an order for Hello Kitty cookies, you can make some of here friends too! 
He's cute and easy to decorate and the lid makes a really great cutter. 

You never know when and where you'll find the perfect cookie cutter :)

They had some really cute Hello Kitty ones too if you get a chance, take a look. You'll find lots of potential cookies :)

Flour De Lis

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cookies and Cream Cutouts (Recipe)

I've been wanting to share this recipe for quite some time now, but I have forgotten to take pictures every time I've made it!
So finally I got another chance tonight when I whipped up a batch. And yay, I remembered to take a few quick pictures!

Don't they look gorgeous!?! 
I love vanilla. And I also love chocolate. Although it took me a long time to like chocolate. I hated it up until about 3 years ago I would barely touch the stuff. In high school, I would cut the chocolate off of Snickers bars before eating them. I don't know what I was thinking ;)

Chocolate and vanilla are perfect together. The flavors are very complimentary. So if ever you can't decide which to make, make them both! At once!

I used the mini Oreo's for this recipe, but it doesn't really matter if you use the regular ones. 

I also used my mortar to smoosh them up. But if you have a food processor handy you can do that too.

I actually only used the mortar, because when I bought it (over a year ago) the boy told me I didn't need it because I would never use it. So just to prove my point, that I can't live without it, I finally used it ;)

Here is my recipe for Cookies and Cream Cut Out Cookies
I adapted it from my ownVanilla Bean Citrus Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed Oreo cookies

  1. Crush about 1/2 cup of Oreos until largest pieces are not much larger than chocolate chips, set aside.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in two batches and mix between each addition.
  6. Add crushed Oreos to dough and mix until incorporated.
  7. Roll dough out onto lightly floured surface to desired thickness.
  8. Cut out using you favorite cookies cutters.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden on bottom.

Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.

I ate one right out of the oven. First you get the mellow, sweet vanilla flavor and than BAM the Oreo jump right in! These are YUMMY!!

Not only did I get to use my mortar for the first time, but there is photographic evidence ;)

I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I do! 

Flour De Lis