Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter tidbits...

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Tomorrow is Easter...tomorrow we will celebrate Jesus and him rising from the grave! The conversations we have had about Easter to Wyatt, who is now almost 3, have been quite interesting. He has really become interested in "baby Jesus" and EVERYTHING there is to know about him. It's amazing what goes on in that little brain of his! We did a few fun Easter crafts this week (post coming soon) and have some fun Spring ones ready to complete. Now, if only Spring would actually show up!
Our thumbprint chick family - 2013

I spent lots of time the past week looking for a dumb shirt to go under Sloane's Easter dress. It really frustrated me. (I post about this only because I want to remember the small things.) I think the main reason for such frustration is I want it to be warm, I don't want to have to have a LONG sleeved shirt under her dress. LOL! And just for the record a sweater wouldn't look right and would cover up the front so...that's the reason I had to find a long sleeved shirt. Ok, moving on from such trivial items. ;)

A few weeks ago I posted about my love for decorating for holidays...even the "small" ones. I know Easter isn't small but I know not everyone decorates for it. I think I mentioned how my mom always did it for us growing up and it was so fun and special I want to do the same for my kids. Wyatt helped put up the little bit of decor. and was SO proud to show Daddy when he got home. He said.."see, see?" Ha!!

A few weeks ago Kelley and I experimented with royal icing. I posted about it HERE. A few days later I wanted to make some more cookies. I decided to make a few Easter cookies. I had so much fun and Wyatt thought they were super fun!
I still need to keep practicing but if anything I had a great afternoon in the kitchen! :) When I posted the last time I didn't post the recipes to the cookies (that don't change shape) and the icing...
The cookies:

Recipe type: dessert cookie
Prep time:  
Cook time:  
Total time:  
  • ¾ cups softened butter (I used 1 cup to get the right consistancy) 
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (I didn't use this)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. In a mixer combine the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and extracts.
  3. Slowly add in the flour and salt adjusting as needed ( more or less) until a dough is formed.
  4. Remove dough from mixer and place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  5. Lightly dust the top of dough with flour and roll out to 3/8″ thickness and cut into desired shapes.
  6. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Makes 24 3″ cookies

For the icing I we used this tutorial from Sugarbelle. I would suggest to use the proper tools when trying to create the icing. It's super easy once you get the hang of it! ;) Happy Baking and icing!


  1. Too cute! I hope y'all have a happy Easter hun!

  2. Happy Easter Schmitz Family!
    Thanks for sharing the sugar cookie/icing information. I might make some Easter cookies this afternoon. :)


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