Cookies and a Makeover

The air is crisp and the sun is out… I don’t think I could ask for more!  Lately the weather has been a tad spring like, which is nice in the spring but I really want fall to be here and to stick around for awhile.  Today in DC there is a strong breeze and it’s just beautiful.  Can’t wait to make it out to the farmers market in a bit!

So who doesn’t love sugar cookies?  I’ve been feeling festive so I whipped up a batch of these babies.

Halloween Sugar Cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Black sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Recipe from

  1. To create a glaze, place half of the jar of frosting into a microwave safe bowl.  Follow your food dye’s instructions for creating the color orange.  I placed 4 drops of red and 12 drops of yellow into the frosting and mixed thoroughly.
       2.   Next microwave the bowl of frosting for 30 seconds.  This will create a light and smooth glaze.
       3.   Once the cookies have cooled you can begin glazing the cookies.
        4.   Add sprinkles and voila!
This week I also went to an awesome Mary Kay party, hosted by the one and only Liz!
We had a really awesome time using the Mary Kay skin care line and putting on makeup.

After using the skin care system

and makeup -- had to go for the red lips!

It was a great girls night out and I hope to do it again some time!

Well laundry is done, so I’m off to do some folding and then enjoy this awesome weather!  Today Neal and I are going to the farmers market, checking out a wedding venue (AHHH) and then watching the Iowa game!  Tomorrow we have a 7 mile run, woop woop!

Have a fantastic Saturday everyone!!


2 Responses

  1. I’d typically say ‘save me a cookie’…but I go on vacation on Friday and I don’t need/want any of your icky germs… you get all the cookies that way…hmmm…

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