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!



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!



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.


Paradise has another name. Anguilla.

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


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

These cookies made me nostalgic for camp.


Read it. Or see it. Asap.

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


Niki, Ali + Gavi


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