Make: Berry Infused Sugar Cookies (DF)

Following up yesterday’s post with a lovely Valentine inspired treat! A take on an old classic with a modern twist shaded in pale pink. The recipe is simple, but the flavor is fabulous and all you need to make them is the Berry Sugar blends from yesterday’s DIY post. Just simply add it to your favorite sugar cookie and you’ve got a match made in heart’s day heaven! The berry flavor although subtle is all this cookie needs. No icing necessary just a few sprinkles for a festive finishing touch!

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Berry-Infused-Sugar-Cookies | Posh Little Designs

Berry Infused Sugar Cookies (DF)

Ingredients/Supplies

1 stick vegan butter softened (or regular butter if you choose)

3/4 cups berry infused sugar (strawberry, raspberry or a blend)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Zest from 1 lemon

 1 large egg whipped

2 + cups all-purpose flour (more if needed)

1 tablespoon Red & Pink non-pariels

Heart shaped cookie cutter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a baking sheet in parchment paper or silicone liner.

Blend together butter and sugar in a stand mixer until fluffy.

Pour in egg, lemon juice and zest.

Mix until fully incorporated.

Pour flour and baking soda into separate bowl and sift into egg sugar and butter mixture.

Add in non-pariels.

Continue to mix until dough forms.

Flour a clean surface and rolling-pin.

Roll dough until about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut dough into shapes using a heart cookie cutter (available in my Etsy shop) and top with non-pareils.

Bake in the oven, making sure not to over cook. They only need 7-8 minutes.

Place on a rack to cool.

They’re ready to enjoy!

 This recipe will make 2 to 3 dozen heart cookies.
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Berry-Infused-Sugar-Cookies | Posh Little Designs
If you happen to have any left after they’re out of the oven, they’re kind of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Package them using striped treat bags and the gorgeous Valentines prints from Erisha for a stylish finishing touch. Find them in her Etsy shop and visit her site, A Thing Created for unique ways to use them.
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More to share soon!

xo

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Happy Friday everyone and happy Summer Solstice!

 To kick off the very first day of my favorite season, I’ve put together a collection of some of the summer worthy baking accessories available now in the Posh Etsy Boutique.

Posh Cookie Cutters - Etsy

Why cookie cutters you might ask? Well they’re perfect for creating memorable party treats and come in variety of shapes and styles so you can tie in your themes and concepts. My favorite treat to make with the cutters is the sugar cookie, which has become a signature posh goodie that I serve at all my celebrations.

Ideal for weddings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, baby showers, themed parties and more. All items in the shop are affordable ranging between $2 and $7.00. If you’re throwing a celebration and are in need of cute baking accessories or party favors, make sure you head over to the shop and have a browse. Also be sure to stay tuned. I’ll be adding more inventory in the coming days and weeks.

Now I’m off to prep for an afternoon with some of my favorite girls. We’re celebrating the beginning of summer with appetizers, cocktails of course sweets too! I’ll have more to share soon.

xo from posh

Spiked Margarita Sugar Cookies

It’s Wednesday today and that means we have just a few days before the weekend. I’m looking forward to it because Cinco de Mayo is coming up this Sunday! How will you be celebrating? There’s supposed to be 70 degree temps this week in the NW, so we’ll take full advantage of the holiday and the sunshine, with an afternoon outdoors and a margarita or two. Margaritas just happen to be one of my favorite summer drinks and with the upcoming arrival of the holiday, I thought of a fun way to transform this refreshing beverage into treat form. Oh yes, I’ve taken my favorite sugar cookie recipe and jazzed it up with some fresh lime juice, sea salt and a dash of Patron. I also made the cookies using a dairy free butter, which was not the greatest idea because I ended up eating more of these cookies than I probably should have. They really are that good!

If you plan to attend a Cinco de Mayo celebration, or host one this Sunday, make these cookies to share with your guests or fellow party goers. They are festive, fun and will be enjoyed by all!

spiked margarita sugar cookies

Margarita Sugar Cookies

The addition of the lime zest, sea salt, fresh squeezed lime juice give these cookies a bright and refreshing taste, similar to that of a margarita. These cookies are strictly for adults, although you could very easily make them virgin by omitting the tequila. 

Ingredients/Supplies

3/4 cups vegan butter (or regular butter if you choose)

3/4 cups granulated sugar

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice

zest from 1 large lime

1 large egg whipped

2 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a baking sheet in parchment paper or silicone liner.

Blend together butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.

Crack egg in a separate bowl and whip.

Pour fresh squeezed lime juice into whipped egg.

Pour egg mixture and zest from one lime into butter and sugar mixture.

Mix on medium until fully incorporated.

Sift together flour and sea salt and pour into egg and butter mixture in thirds.

Continue to mix until dough forms.

Remove dough from mixer and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.

Once dough has chilled, remove from fridge.

Flour a clean surface and rolling pin.

Roll dough until about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut dough into shapes using a festive cookie cutter.

Bake in the oven, making sure not to overcook. They only need 5-7 minutes.

Place on a rack to cool.

Decorate with Spiked Margarita Icing and festive sprinkles.

Spiked Margarita Icing

The cookie icing/glaze is tart and refreshing, with lime and tequila notes that are reminiscent of your favorite margarita. 

Ingredients/Supplies

1 Cup Powder Sugar

2 teaspoons light corn syrup

2+ teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice

1-2+ teaspoons of good quality tequila

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Green food coloring

Icing container or ziplock

Festive sprinkles

Instructions

If you plan to outline and then flood your cookies with icing you’ll want to follow these directions.

Mix powdered sugar, corn syrup, lime juice and tequila in a bowl and stir together until fully incorporated.

You’ll want the consistency to be about as thick as toothpaste for the outlining of your cookies.

If it’s not thick enough, add a little more powdered sugar or if it’s too thick you can add more lime juice or tequila to taste.

Once desired consistency is reached, spoon your icing into the Icing container or ziplock and pipe and outline your cookies.

Allow to dry.

Next you’ll want to thin your icing out by adding more liquid. Add your choice of tequila, or lime juice until it’s the consistency of a glaze.

Divide your cookie glaze into two separate bowls. You’ll want to leave half the icing white, and add a drop of green food coloring to the other.

Spoon your white icing glaze into the corner of a ziplock bag. Snip the corner and flood the stems of your margarita glass cookies in white glaze. Evenly distribute the glaze to all desired areas of the cookie by spreading with a butter knife or icing spatula.

Repeat these steps with the green icing for the upper portion of the margarita glass until cookie is fully covered in icing.

For a decorative touch you can add white icing for a rim, rock sugar or sprinkles to look like salt, or any other design of your choice.

The icing glaze dries rather quick. Set aside for 30 minutes and they’re ready to enjoy!

Spiked Margarita Cookie Cutters

See, now you can drink your margaritas and eat them too!

If you are looking for a margartia cookie cutter or other fun styles, head on over to my Etsy shop to check them out.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Check back soon for more posh.

xo

Sugar Cookie Recipe Source: Average Betty

Edible Easter Baskets – DIY

We’ve finally been experiencing some warmer weather here at home but over the weekend I chose to stay indoors. For some reason I was in a total mood for baking so I spent most of my Saturday and Sunday creating in the kitchen and coming up with concepts for next weekend’s Easter celebration. I love when my schedule allows spare time for this and I also love that my hubby was nice enough to take my daughters out for the afternoon so I could create in peace and quiet.

Easter for us is all about our little girls and so this time around I’m sharing a festive DIY suitable for children and inspired by my little ones. If you have kids too, they will LOVE to help you create these.

A fun alternative to the basic Easter basket with customized ingredients for little ones with allergies.

Sweet to look at and even sweeter to eat.

edible Easter baskets DIY

Mini Edible Easter Baskets

Sugar Cookie Cups

I made the “baskets” by using a mini muffin pan and my favorite sugar cookie recipe. Since I cannot eat dairy, I substituted the butter in the recipe for vegan buttery sticks.

Preheat oven to 375

Using your favorite sugar cookie recipe (you can even use store-bought,) roll prepped dough onto floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick.

Cut dough into circle shapes using a round cookie cutter or drinking glass.

Mold the circles of dough into each muffin tin cup, sealing the edges, while also being certain that the dough has no tears.

DIY Easter Baskets

Gently puncture the center of each cookie dough cup with a fork to stop it from rising.

Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes.

Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Remove cookie cups from muffin tin by gently loosening the seal with a butter knife.

Below is an image of the finished cookie.

DON’t worry if they aren’t perfectly shaped. Once you put them in the muffin tins, you won’t even be able to notice.

DIY - Edibile Easter Baskets

 Filling/Supplies

Feel free to customize the ingredients based on what your children enjoy the most.

Edible Easter Grass (this stuff tastes like cardboard, but it went along with the edible theme so I got it anyway. I found mine at Target.) Snip it into bite size pieces using kitchen shears.

Annie’s Organic Gummy Fruit Bunnies

Edible Sugar Pearls

Jelly Beans

Mini muffin tin liners

Silver twist ties (they usually accompany cellophane bags)

Cupcake wrappers (optional)

Easter Basket Supplies

Instructions

Steps 1 & 2

Pour edible Easter grass into cup, filling most of the way full.

Top with edible sugar pearls for the always necessary touch of posh.

DIY Instructions

Steps 3 & 4

Add 2 Jelly Beans to each mini basket.

(I also made a few vegan chocolate hearts from another project I’ll be sharing later this week. So I added one of these to the basket as well.)

Add 1 gummy bunny.

DIY Instructions

Steps 5 & 6

Place filled cookie basket into muffin tin.

Place muffin tin wrapped basket into cupcake wrapper (optional.)

DIY Instructions

Steps 7 & 8

Bend twist tie into “U” shape.

Insert each side of U-shaped twist tie in-between cookie and muffin tin.

Please Note: The twist tie is easily removable. If you’re looking for something more secure you can always attach the twist tie to the muffin tin with a few small pieces of tape.

DIY Instructions

And there you have it!

Edible Easter baskets and instant fun for the your little ones!

Mini Edible Easter Baskets

I hope you enjoy making and eating these as much as we did!

Edible Easter Baskets

But wait, there’s more!! Another edible Easter DIY is on the way so be sure to check back later this week.

xo

This DIY concept was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013.

Real Parties ~ A Cinderella Birthday Celebration

For the last few years we have allowed our oldest daughter to choose a theme for her birthday celebration and this year she was adamant about having a Cinderella party. With theme in mind, and gathered inspiration, I created my interpretation of a Royal Ball. The day turned out to be nothing short of posh. In fact, just like Cinderella’s glass slipper, it was the perfect fit for our little princess!

All photography, food, decor, centerpieces, party favors, invitations, prints and just about everything else you see here, was done by myself with the assistance of my wonderful family! Such a perfect day filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

I created my daughter’s royal invitations by first photographing her in costume. I then edited them and used Photoshop to add some special touches, which set the tone for her celebration.

Here was the welcome message to guests as they entered the party.

Our color scheme of periwinkle blue and pink was displayed throughout the celebration. I opted for a mix and match of cotton and satin fabrics with bow accents. Decor consisted of glass slippers, fairy wands, a mini coach carriage, pumpkins, tulle, bows and simple rose and carnation centerpieces. I was fortunate enough to find free Cinderella prints from the fabulous Anna & Co. blog, and used them to accent the floral arrangements, dessert table, and Cinderella dress up table.

The labels and banner were created by me with the exception of the cinderella silhouettes and framed print which also came from Anna & Co, and reads “Every now and then, in the middle of our ordinary life, Love gives us a Fairytale.”

Tiara & Rose centerpiece and perfect bow accents.

The Royal Dessert Table was a mix and match fabrics in blue and white, with pink bow accents and bird decals for a finishing touch.

Our sweet menu consisted of Royal Lemon Sugar Cookies. Also on the menu were red velvet cake pops dipped in white chocolate, which I made to resemble white pumpkins, and rustic mini berry pies and turnovers which were made by my wonderful Mother.

The sugar cookies were cut into crown, glass slipper and ball gown shapes and decorated accordingly by my sister and I.

You can find the cookie cutters for your princess party available for purchase in my Etsy Boutique. Just click on the link or the “E” under “my follow and subscribe” section to check them out.

All candy matched our color scheme. We served berry blue jelly bellys, light blue M&Ms, Tiffany Blue Malt Balls, and Blue pearled sixlets, which were meant to look like Cinderella’s original necklace.

For lunch we had a Royal Feast which included Princess Punch (homemade blueberry lime-aid) with optional mix-ins, Cinderella’s caprese skewers, Jaq’s homemade mini mac -n- cheese, mini princess crown pizzas, fairy wand pb&j’s made with a mini star cookie cutter and pretzel stick, veggies, chips and dip, mini turkey burger sliders, Fairy God-mother’s fruit, Your Majesty’s teriyaki meatballs and Masala Chicken Wings.

This is the dress up table I designed using Cinderella’s original dress as inspiration, which included a lovely drawing that my Mom did a wonderful job creating for me as the focal point.

The girls enjoyed playing dress-up with the necklaces, bracelets, rings, mini fairy wands and mini tiaras. The sewing kit, bird accents and original fairy tale print from Anna & Co added the finishing touche.

We added blue and pink tulle bows to add a posh touch to the mini fairy wands.

The sewing kit consisted of odds and ends that I found at Jo-Anne’s.

Table centerpieces and tulle ribbon accents.

Coloring the castle was a hit with our guests. We also setup a table complete with place settings and a crown for decorating.

We searched everywhere for a “pin the tail” style game that would match our party theme but had no luck, so my husband came up with the idea to create our own. We had a colored photograph of my daughter blown up at Costco for $18.00 and I printed off some small tiaras via the internet for our game of Pin the tiara on the princess. This was one of the highlights of the celebration.

My husband and I also made the 2 tier birthday cake, which we decorated and draped in fondant that matched our color scheme. The 1st tier was a chocolate cake with double chocolate buttercream icing, and the 2nd tier was a coconut lemon cake with homemade blackberry swiss meringue buttercream frosting. We topped the cake with a tiara and glass slipper for a posh touch.

Our princess blowing out her candles.

and here she is again super excited for her brand new big girl bike.

Each guest was sent home with a party bag that I made using cinderella silhouette prints, tulle and ribbon. I printed the guests name on each bag and filled them with special goodies, which included my ring pop favors.

Be sure to check back here soon for my diy ring pop favor tutorial.

Happy 3rd Birthday to our beautiful little princess, who never ceases to amaze us and lights up our lives in a way that we never knew possible. We love you to the moon and back plus infinity.

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Instagram, Cinderella & Surprise visits

Between planning my daughter’s party last week, and a surprise visit from my sis who lives in LA, I’ve fallen a bit behind on my blog posts. I do plan to edit and upload images from her royal celebration very soon, but for now I’m taking advantage of some long overdue sister catch up time. Until then, here are a few of the shots that I snapped from my daugher’s royal birthday celebration via Instagram.

Dessert Table

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Royal Sugar Cookies

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Rose Centerpiece

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Cinderella Party Favors

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Sisters

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Check back soon for more images and inspiration from her royal celebration.

Sugar Cookie-gram

My daughter’s 3rd Birthday is only 6 days away and since I’ll be busy prepping the entire week, I’ll be photographing via Instagram and blog posting from my iPhone. Loving technology these days!

As you may already know, the theme for her party is Cinderella and one of the items on our dessert menu among many others is sugar cookies. I always try to do as much as I can in advance so I made these cookies last night and plan to freeze and get them decorated by the weekend.

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Glass slipper, ball gown and princess tiara shapes will tie in perfectly!

Check back soon for more!