Frog Craft

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:29 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
We did a paper plate/hand print frog craft today for the color green!

Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:56 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
these are to die for!!! Ingredients: Yield: 24-36 cookies Units: US | Metric 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cherry juice 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/4 cups flour 1/2-3/4 cup chopped or crushed maraschino cherry 1 cup granulated or decorator sugar (as needed) 12 ounces Hershey's chocolate kisses (1 per cookie) or 12 ounces Hershey's Hugs chocolates (1 per cookie) Directions:
1 Beat butter, add sugar and salt. Beat in cherry liquid and almond extract. Beat in flour. Fold in cherries.
2 Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes (you don't have to, but dough is easier to work with when cold).
3 Roll dough into balls, coat in sugar and place on cookie sheet. These cookies will flatten on their own, but I typically put a thumb print in the center to flatten some.
4 Bake at 325 degrees for 14 minutes. Let cool on pan for 1-2 minutes.
5 Add Hershey Kiss/Hug to center of the cookies. (Hugs melt especially fast, you may want to let the cookies cool a little longer before adding Hugs, but cookies should still be warm so chocolate can melt into the cookie).
6 Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Fun Crafts and Lessons the Last Month

10:40 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
we did so many fun things this last month from toilet paper roll butterflies, the letter B as a bumble bee, painting a plate as an apple for the color red, monkey hand prints for the letter M lesson, Birds Nest for the letter N, Popcicle Christmas Trees, Hand Print Santas, Foot Print Turkeys, Egg Carton Lady Bugs, and the letter L lion!!

Peyton's 1st Dental Experience

Monday, January 28, 2013 11:25 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
she looks so happy and excited in this picture but it took 3 people to hold her down lol I would've said we would come back another time but given she does this even at the dr, gives me problems brushing her teeth and the dental problems her sister has I wanted to be safe and just see!

The Newest Baby! Meet Lugnut!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:30 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
we decided it was time to get our 7yr old dauchaund a friend since he was separated from his when we got him before we had a chance to take both! We adopted another one who is 8yrs old but the opposite from Odie! He is more playful and barks lol but they are loving each other!!

Peyton Goes To Preschool

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:26 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
The baby of the house is growing up so fast! She is now going to preschool 2 days a week! Her first day went very very well! Daddy and Mommy sniffed some but she was just fine haha

Banana Cream Pie

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:47 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Ingredients

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups water

1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 large egg yolks, beaten

2 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (8 or 9-inch) prepared graham cracker or baked pie crust

2 medium bananas

Whipped cream

Banana slices, dipped in lemon juice, drained

Instructions

STIR together cornstarch, salt and water in heavy saucepan. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Cool slightly.

PLACE about 1/2 cup filling in bottom of pie crust. Slice 2 bananas. Place evenly on top of filling in crust. Pour remaining filling over bananas. Cool at room temperature 10 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until set.

GARNISH with whipped cream