Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 52: Sugar Cut Out Cookies; Letters and Ninjas!

Yesterday was awesome! We had a wonderful day celebrating Ian's First Communion with family and friends. He was so excited. All of the preparation was worth sharing this moment with our loved ones. Ian, our youngest child has always liked to dress fancy. He has a particular fondness for bow ties and going to his favorite store, Brooks Brothers!

His Communion invitations even included a "Bow Ties Optional" request. We were pleasantly surprised with the number of attendees that actually wore a bow tie! Ian's 2 month old cousin to his Great Grandpa Lankin all honored his style. Even the girls wore "bow" ties. He was thrilled!

He also decided to wear the rose on his jacket in honor of Grandpa Caponi. Grandpa loved his roses. It was a little reminder to us all that he was still with us.

Aunt Kyle and Ian

Uncle Lou and Ian

Great Grandpa Lankin, Uncle Mark, Ian and Phil

I looked everywhere to find bow tie cookie cutters to make a special cookie for the party. I, unfortunately failed. However, while in Seaside last week with my girlfriends (you will hear all about that trip later) I found two fantasticly funky types of cookie cutters.

Both cookie cutter sets were made by Genuine Fred. The cookie cutters I used to make the mustache cookies we also by Fred. They create some fabulous products, I am a huge (and non compensated) fan.
I used both the Letter Pressed and the Ninja cookie cutter sets for the party. The cookies were fun and delicious!

Sugar Cut Out Cookies
recipe found on the back of the Fred Letter Pressed Box

1 cup of unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
3 cups of flower
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Sift dry ingredients together and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
Slowly stir in dry ingredients mix until well incorporated.
Split dough in half and roll between two pieces of parchment paper.
Chill dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove top piece of parchment paper, add a little flour and cut out the cookies.


Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minute. Decorate and enjoy!

**I only decorated a few of ninja cookies and allowed the kids at the party to decorate the rest. It was a neat activity for them, and I loved seeing their creations.**

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