Easter Peep Cookies with Alcohol

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Why should all the desserts we make be for our little ones. They can have their chocolate bunnies and jelly beans and we can have our own tasty Easter dessert.

If you’re planning on making a batch of holiday-inspired cookies, save some for yourself and infuse the frosting with a sweet liqueur. Yes, we’re talking about adult Easter cookies. Sure they won’t get you buzzed, but they’ll be something you can claim as your own (and once you have kids, you know very little is ever your own again). Just don’t mix up these babies up with the cookies you make for the kiddos.

 

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Ingredients

Cookies

3/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla Icing

1/2 tablespoon of milk

1 1/2 cups of confectioned sugar

2 tablespoons of Frangelico or Grand Marnier

4 drops of yellow food coloring

 

Instructions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients together.
  2. Slowly mix in egg, melted butter and vanilla.
  3. Once combined, place dough on a piece of parchment paper, dusted with flour to prevent sticking. Then roll the dough out until about a quarter of an inch thick. Using your bird or bunny cutter, began making cookies.
  4. Place all cookies on a baking sheet and cook for 5-7 minutes. Let cookies cool down completely.
  5. To make the icing stir milk and alcohol into confectioned sugar. Frangelico will give your cookies a hazelnut flavor, while Grand Marnier a little bit of citrus.
  6. Slowly drizzle the icing over each cookie. The icing will drip so keep away from the edges. As it sits, the icing will spread out.
  7. Add little dot eyes with a store bought icing tube.
  8. Let sit until icing is firm and enjoy!

 

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DIY Easter Egg Music Shaker

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Easter is right around the corner. In the weeks prior we plan the most festive ways to celebrate the holiday. There’s typically sweets (we’ll share a special recipe for all you parents soon) and there are decorations. We’ve seen some impressive painted eggs (shared on our Pinterest), but let’s be real, when you’re busy with little ones, they rarely turn out as fabulous and otherworldly.

 

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So we settle for our favorite type of DIY, the simple kind!

And we’ve got just the one for an easy, attention-holding shaker. These 3 Easter egg shaker combinations will keep the house rocking long after the Easter Bunny disappears. Plus, they’re made in a way that your littlest musician can play along without risk of getting bonked on the head.

Here’s what you need…

Supplies

  • 3 plastic eggs -This season the pre-decorated variety are plentiful. You could mix and match solid eggs, or toss in a patterned number to spice things up.
  • Corn kernels, Lentil beans and Rice - Each egg will have its own unique sound. Kernels will be loudest and rice the softest when shaken.
  • Ribbon or leather rope
  • Super glue or Washi Tape
  • Scissors

Steps

  1. Using one side of the scissors, spin in a hole at each end of plastic egg to widen the hole for insertion of leather.
  2. Weave leather through the top and bottom of the egg. The loose ends should now be hanging inside of the egg.
  3. Fill each egg with a few tablespoons of the dried beans and grains.
  4. Tie loose ends of leather into a knot, leaving only enough slack in the leather on the outside to place your child’s hand through. This will allow you to hide the loose ends inside the egg. If you’re using ribbon, you can dress up the shaker more by weaving the loose ends on the outside of the egg and tying into a bow.
  5. Now line the the inner rim of the bottom half of the egg with glue and click egg together. Or, if using tape, you can allow your little one to put the egg together and place tape all the way around the edge where both halves connect. Like we said, super simple. Now it’s time to put on the tunes (Hello, Maroon 5), and let your little one play along with shaker in tow.

 

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DIY: Rockabye Baby CD Mobile

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Make naptime EVEN cooler with our DIY Rockabye Baby mobile!

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(click to download high res PDF)

 

Materials:

  • Printer with 8.5” x 11” paper (or card stock, if preferred)
  • 1 Rockabye Baby! CD
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape or glue
  • Thread or string
  • Hanger which the mobile will hang from

Mobile Instructions:

  1. Download/save our image of mobile bears and stars.
  2. Print sheet out on standard 8.5” x 11” paper.
  3. Using scissors, cut along edges of bears and stars. When finished cutting, you should have 2 sets of bears and 1 set of stars. Fold each set of bears and stars in half to form a double-sided image for each. Glue or tape flat, and cut or punch a hole in each of the designated hole markings for all 3 images.
  4. Cut 3 separate strings. Loop one of the strings through one of the images, tie a secure knot and repeat for the other 2 images (you can change the length of each later in step 7). You should now have 2 sets of bears and 1 set of stars with a string attached/tied to each one.
  5. Cut another string and loop it through the center of your chosen Rockabye Baby CD; tie a knot as you did with the bears and stars. This string will rest in the central upper half of your CD (see photo).
  6. Take the stars and loop the loose end of the string through the center of your Rockabye Baby CD. The stars/string should now be hanging from the central lower half of your CD (see photo).
  7. Grab your hanger and Rockabye Baby CD. Tie the top string from your CD at the very center of the hanger for balance. You can adjust the length of the CD string before tying a knot to secure. Your CD should now be hanging from the center of the hanger.
  8. Repeat the same process for the bears at each of the outer edges of the hanger. Adjust to preferred length and tie knots to secure your bears.
  9. Hang your mobile. Enjoy!

 

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Free Download: Holiday Wrapping Paper

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To thank you all dear fans for your support, throughout this holiday season we’re giving you something special to celebrate! We’re kicking the gift-giving season off with something you all need this holiday season: wrapping paper.

Choose your “wrapping paper” pattern, click image to download and print as many sheets as you need to lovingly cover your gifts.

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Here are a few 2015 releases that would make great stocking stuffers:

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DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

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Thanksgiving is almost here. And we’re happy to help with decorating your home for the occasion! Here are great printables for you and the whole family to cut out and beautify your home and table.

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Printable Napkin Holders

Make a fall statement with the adorable holders. (Click on Photo to Download) napkinrings-lowres

 

Thanksgiving Banner

Hang up this banner over a doorway or mantle. (Click on Photo to Download)

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We also have these cute Thanksgiving printables to add to the festive day: Seating Cards and a Turkey Headband, click HERE to download and print the turkey headband.

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Thanksgiving Placecards

The finishing touch for your Thanksgiving table! (Click on Photo to Download)


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