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Tinker bell chocolate sugar cookies | The Novice Housewife #PirateFairy #BH #ad

I have found a new love- cookie decorating. While I enjoy decorating cakes and making fondant decorations and toppers, I do not get much of an opportunity to do so, since there are only as many birthdays of friends’ kids in a year. And decorating a cake with all the shenanigans and sending it to V’s office will just be a tad bit over the top. Even for me.

Cookie decorating, on the other hand, is great. I can try different techniques, steady my hand with piping and cookies are always fun to eat. Perfect portion control. Unless you go for seconds or thirds, like I did with these cookies.

Tinker bell chocolate sugar cookies | The Novice Housewife #PirateFairy #BH #ad

Since Disney’s The Pirate Fairy (on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) is available on April 1st, I thought it would be fun to do Tinker Bell inspired cookies. I was a big Peter Pan fan when I was a kid and it seemed a fun idea to draw a childhood favorite on a cookie.

This was my first attempt painting on a cookie. The Holi and St. Patrick’s Day cookies I made, were decorated completely with royal icing.

For these Tinker Bell cookies, I first used 10 second flood icing to coat the chocolate cookies with white royal icing, letting the icing dry overnight. Once the white icing was completely dry, I traced the design on the cookie and then painted keeping the traced outline as a guide. I do not have many edible colors but was able to manage with the colors I have.

Tinker bell chocolate sugar cookies | The Novice Housewife #PirateFairy #BH #ad


Tinker bell chocolate sugar cookies | The Novice Housewife #PirateFairy #BH #ad

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Tinker Bell Inspired Chocolate Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup (225 gms) butter, softened
  • 1½ cup (340 gms) sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed till light and fluffy. Keep scraping the bowl in between.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time beating till just combined, scraping the bowl as required. Add in vanilla and mix until thoroughly blended.
  4. Add the sifted flour cocoa mix 1 cup at a time. Scrape the bowl after adding each cup of flour. Mix until just incorporated, making sure you do not overmix or the resultant cookies will be tough.
  5. Divide the dough into two equal portions and cling wrap. refrigerate for 30 minutes, or till dough firms up. Its easier to roll cookies out that way.
  6. Once the dough is firm, roll it out to desired thickness and cut in desired shapes. After rolling the dough out I chill the dough in the freezer for 15 minutes before stamping out the shapes. I find that the cookies hold their shape better while stamping and transferring to cookie sheet this way.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 8-10 minutes, or until indentation is made when touched. Mine took slightly longer since I made them thicker.
  8. Decorate as you like.

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DisclaimerWhile this post is sponsored by the Disney’s The Pirate Fairy “Five To Follow” campaign, the opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

"Holi Cow" Holi theme sugar cookies | The Novice Housewife

St. Patrick's Day theme Sugar Cookies | The Novice Housewife

I know I haven’t posted on GMT for the longest time and even though I had a recipe that I wanted to share with you guys, I also had these cookies to share. And since they are holi and St.Patrick’s Day specific (both of which Indians and the Irish celebrated yesterday or day before, depending on which part of the world you are), I did not want to delay this post.

I tried a new sugar cookie recipe for these cookies. Overall I liked the taste of the cookies, probably because instead of vanilla extract I used lemon extract in both the cookie recipe and the royal icing and I love lemon. Lemon pound cakes, lemon rolls, lemon pie. I love it in anything.

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Browned Butter Snickerdoodles | The Novice Housewife

I have never had a snickerdoodle cookie. Which is weird because when I was in India I was obsessed with trying it out. When my friend and I wanted to open our own thing (back in 2009)- I wanted to include it in our menu, even though I had never tried it. I had only seen and read about it online. No bakery in India (as far as I was aware) sold these cookies. My friend could not understand my obsession with it, but anything with cinnamon sugar and I am already in love with it.

I really wanted to try a snickerdoodle from a good bakery before I made it at home to know how it should actually taste. But somehow it has always slipped my mind when I am out, and I have ended up trying other things. So I decided to try it out anyway.

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