I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, but Wednesday night I did a little baking for yesterday’s holiday (holidays always call for yummy treats!), and I used two really simple recipes. The first was another cake mix cookie recipe, but this time for Funfetti cookies, and the recipe was slightly different than the Red Velvet cookie recipe. The second recipe was for a giant Shamrock cookie that uses a pre-made refrigerated sugar cookie dough, but I opted to make homemade vanilla frosting rather than use a can.
Above is a picture of the Funfetti cookies; the recipe uses a Funfetti cake mix, 2 eggs, and a 1/3 cup oil. The recipe can actually be found on the side of the cake mix box. After baking the cookies and allowing them to cool, I used a Funfetti vanilla frosting to frost the cookies and then topped them off with some green sprinkles.
The next recipe was as basic as they get, I had some fun making a double layer though and shaping the giant cookies into a Shamrock. I used the recipe found at the following website: http://www.cooksrecipes.com/cookie/big_shamrock_cookie_recipe.html . I used two refrigerated sugar cookie doughs and flattened the entire dough onto two large cookie sheets (the recipe says to shape into a shamrock before you bake the dough, but I decided to cut the Shamrock after baking). I baked both doughs at 325° then allowed them to cool. While cooling, I used this recipe to make some vanilla frosting: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,166,150190-244203,00.html. I used green food coloring to color most of the frosting, but left a tiny bit of it white to make an outline of the top cookie.
I then cut the dough into two large shamrocks, below is a picture of the first shamrock before and after being frosted.
I then put the second shamrock on top of the first, iced the top, and put the white outline around it. So the shamrock isn’t the perfect shape, but like I always say, it’s all about the taste anyways 😉