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Carrot Sugar Cookies

Mar 27 2015 Liz Call

Last week was my kids spring break.  Since the beginning of spring break, I feel like I’m still trying to catch up .  We didn’t go any place for a vacation but we did do a couple fun things around town.   The kids kept me busy for sure.

One of the things I thought would be fun to do is to make sugar cookies.  Since Easter is coming up I found this carrot cookie cutter and we made carrot sugar cookies.

Cute!  Carrot sugar cookies.  Great Easter dessert.

I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe.  This recipe has never failed me.  Usually when I make sugar cookies I decorate them with royal icing.  This time however, I decided I wanted to try something new.

In January I went to a blog conference here in Phoenix called Bash.  It was so much fun!  It’s a conference geared toward party and event planners, but I learned a lot while I was there.  They had a hands on class from the fabulous Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies.  She taught a cookie decorating class and shared with us her buttercream frosting recipe and tips for frosting.

I made up a batch of her buttercream frosting and tinted part of it orange and part of it green.  I filled my pastry bags and fitted the orange frosting with a Wilton decorating tip #21 and the green frosting with a Wilton decorating tip #18.  I found that when using buttercream, I like a little big larger size decorating tips.  But that is my preference.  I did half a batch one day and the other half the next day.  I put my pastry bags into a ziploc baggie overnight so they wouldn’t dry out the frosting.

Cute!  Carrot sugar cookies.  Great Easter dessert.

These carrot sugar cookies turned out so cute and were a hit with the kids.  And our neighbors and friends that we shared them with.

We tied a couple up in cute packages and attached Easter gift tags to deliver them.

Cute!  Carrot sugar cookies.  Great Easter dessert.

I’m thinking I’m going to need to make up another batch to take to our Easter dinner!

Cute!  Carrot sugar cookies.  Great Easter dessert.

I loved the carrots so much, I might need to try some other Easter shapes!

Are you planning a big Easter dinner?  What delectable desserts will be on your table?

Carrot Cake

made from scratch carrot cake.  great dessert for Easter dinner

Painted Sugar Cookies