Sweet Wishes and Cookies to Kick off 2012

WELCOME TO 2012 SWEET HEARTS!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEET HEARTS!!

From Living the Sweet Life, may your year be extra sweet and filled with…..

PEACE

LOVE

&

JOY

May it be a year filled with Peace of mind, Peace within yourself and those around you and of course the occasional (or everyday) Piece of cake.

May you find Love in all that you do, Love for new adventures, and Love for each new bite of life you take.

May you find Joy in everyday miracles, Joy in laughing till your tummy hurts and Joy in owning your life.

May 2012 be the year, that you leave your foot print on each day. Own it – make it yours – get creative with it – rock it … and fall in love with each day

xoxoxoxo

And now, sweet hearts – – let’s kick this year off, the only way we know how to – with cookies.

PEACE LOVE JOY cookies

Inspired by The Double Duo Smart Cookies at Blue Eyed Bakers http://www.blueeyedbakers.com/home/2010/7/8/the-perfect-sugar-cookie.html

Peeace, Loove & Joy!!

9 Cups Flour

2 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Salt

2 Cups Butter

2 Cups Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Tbsp Coconut Extract

1 Cup Sour Cream

2 cups Home made Butter Cream Icing or Store Bought (Betty Crocker works wonders, this time of year ;))

As many different colours of sugar you can find.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc. Lightly grease or line a cookie tray with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, sift together Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt.

Using your mixer, fit with the paddle attachment – cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the coconut extract (how amazing does it smell huh?!?! – – I KNOW :)!!). Last, add the Sour Cream. Mix until well incorporated.

Next, add approximately 1/3 of the sifted dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition, until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated.

Once completed, fold out onto a large sheet of parchment paper and allow to chill for at least 1 hour, or at best overnight.

Unwrap your chilled dough, and now cut in half – placing the other half back into the refrigerator to keep cool.

Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out desired shapes:

Peace signs for Peace.

Love. Love. Love.

Hearts for Love

J-O-Y!

and J-O-Y to add a little joy.

Place your cookies on a your sheet, and bake for 12 minuets or until golden brown.

Once all baked, allow to cool completely. Brush each cookie with the icing and then – – make them sparkle 🙂

Happy Happy Happy New Year My Loves

Stay Sweet, Be Sweet & Make this the Sweetest Year of All.

xoxox

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