photos by Jared Smith
I can hand paint macarons for days, whip up a unicorn cake no problem, and even cook-up tetri cookies, but slaving over holiday cookies is just not for my short attention span. Especially when I see the Monet’s of sugar cookie art on Instagram from the cookie pros. So then I decided “hey, if you can’t make them perfect, make them crazy!’. I wouldn’t say that’s a great motto to live life by or anything, but with cookies, it’s a winner! Alas, I ended up with these sweet everything sugar cookies…that are Pinterest failproof, my friends!
Why, you ask? Because you can’t really go wrong sprinkling just about any dessert topping you find sitting in your cabinets. The best part? Your kids and friends will think you’re either really awesome or that you’re a big unicorn fan, both of which are awesome in my book.
Lastly, we also have a big blogger cookie extravaganza happening in this post, so be sure to check out our #christmascookiesquad hashtag and the other recipes below! Of course, sharing is caring, so we want your to share yours on Instagram, too!
You know how they say Trix are for kids? Well so are these bite sized frozen yogurt bon bon treats. Did I also mention they’re low-calorie and have sprinkles? Even the silly Trix rabbit might actually trade in his day job for these bad boys and you can grab the recipe over on You Are My Fave as I do my part to fill in while Melanie enjoys her new baby Margot Jane!
On a side note, I’m loving the name Margot these days! This is now my second friend to name their baby girl Margot (Lisa did too), have you been hearing that name lately? I secretly love the name Emerson for a baby girl, but don’t tell. I’m playing my baby fever cool for the next three years or so…
photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
Ok I mayyyy have a bit of an obsession with fruit and coconut. I don’t know what it is, but creamy, smooth coconut combined with the juicy, bright flavor of fruit is pretty much a winning combination.
I recently went to a Thai restaurant where I had the classic mango sticky rice dessert, which inspired me to remix it into light, pudding version where tropical mango is paired with a delicate vanilla-infused coconut. It’s the perfect dessert for sitting out on the patio on those hot summer nights!