March 2012 archive

Cakery Friday: Mistake Cookies

These cookies were a mistake. A great mistake. I have been attempting {without success} to re-create cookies a friend used to make. They had somewhat of a shortbread outside and chocolate inside. The thing is, no matter what I try, mine do not seem to taste like hers. So I experiment over and over. And then one day, I make something that tastes RIDICULOUS. I actually left them lying around and my brother and his friends devoured the entire tray. They taste nothing like the cookies I was attempting to make. These actually might be better!







To make these chocolate-filled “Mistake Cookies” you start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe, I used this one.

Roll your dough out to between 1/4 of an inch to 1/8 of an inch. Using a round cutter, cut a top and a bottom for the cookie.













Using a mellon baller {or your fingers} shape a ball of chocolate ganache, I used this recipe without adding the mint {but could be fun for next time}!







Place the ball of ganache on the bottom of the cookie and, using your fingers, gently press the top layer together with the bottom layer. Creating a seal. And trapping the chocolate goodness inside.



















Bake for 10-12 minutes {until golden brown} and allow to cool.







Eat away!













xoxo,

Ali

DIY Glitter Votives







Niki is the self-proclaimed queen of glitter, so when she turned the big 3-0 we knew glitter would be involved. We hosted a dinner party at a restaurant in Delray Beach and opted to bring our own centerpieces. My oh-so-helpful friend RoseAnn came up with the concept.

What you need {plus glass votives}:







Carefully tape a line around halfway down the glass rim, try to make the line as even as possible.













Place a thin layer of glue {or in my case envelope sealer  I “stole” from Papery} around the outer edge of the glass votive. Dip the glass into a bowl of glitter. {Niki is partial to the Martha Stewart brand, so that is what we used. It really is super fine and extra sparkly!}













Allow to fully dry. Remove the tape and voila! Perfectly glittered votives!







Fill with a candle, seated next to hydrangeas that were spray painted with red paint and then again with glitter spray! The perfect centerpiece of the queen of glitter!







xoxo,

Ali

Sisterly Six

This week N escaped to the Caribbean, A had a field day teaching R + M new things {probably bad words} and G was free to enjoy the last few weekends of college this year. Here’s what we are lovin’ this week.

Niki:







Paradise has another name. Anguilla.







On a beach vacation you don’t need much, but these are essentials.

Ali:







This product makes my skin almost as smooth as R + M’s.







These cookies made me nostalgic for camp.

Gavi:







Read it. Or see it. Asap.







A pair of jean shorts my friend studded to look trendy. Love.

xoxo,

Niki, Ali + Gavi

 



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