Happy Easter! And Go Redwings!

Ashamedly, this blog has fallen to the wayside for about a year- I found this draft from Easter 2014, and it’s almost Easter again! Naturally, life has been crazy- but better late than never! I’m determined to back-blog all of the baking projects from the past 10 months or so. My apologies if they aren’t all chronological- for the most part it won’t matter unless they are holiday related 🙂

Let’s pick up where I left off… We had a picnic on Easter to hang out and enjoy the day, and I wanted to bring some dessert. Cookies seemed like the most robust option to hold up on a hot day, so sugar cookies and macarons it was!

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Getting some sugar cookie dough rolled out and shaped!

DSCN0310A lovely volunteer hand model…

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All baked and ready for the royal (icing) treatment!

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An assortment of Easter themed decorated cookies…

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I was having a little fun with my new mason jar cookie cutter 🙂

I might add that this was around the Stanley Cup playoffs. Naturally my resident Red Wings fan had to make a few hockey-related cookies:

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A Red Wings hockey jersey!

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And… this is me getting a “sports education…” The ugly sweater is a lucky sweater belonging to Georgetown’s basketball coach. That’s basically all I picked up. Either way, I liked it for the cool retro vibe and colors ;).

On to macarons!

This was my first time making macaron shells- it was reasonably successful. I made plain shells with Nutella buttercream frosting for the filling. I used the recipe for the shells from Bravetart, as I have been avidly reading baking blogs and stumbled across hers.

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I found that parchment paper worked best for my needs (I had tried using a silicon mat with the little indented circles, those did not work at all for me). Also, I probably should invest in better cookie sheets.    IMG_3091

The tiny sandwich cookies make me so happy, and I have no idea why.

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I was proud at how they turned out for my first time- but I caught the “perfecting macaron” fever! More to come on that.

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