Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I have had Easter on my mind. The trees are blooming and I actually took my dog on a walk yesterday without freezing to death. Plus I've been thinking a lot about this Sunday. The new Easter dresses, Easter egg hunts and the Easter dinner I'll be serving (more on that later). With Easter occupying my mind, I wonder if you've been thinking about it too. I thought I'd post some quick and easy Easter treats for you and/or your kids to share.
I love sugar cookies. They are easy to decorate and give to friends or neighbors. I just used a packaged cookie mix which called for 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 Tbs. flour.
Roll out on a floured surface and cut with a cute Easter cookie cutter.
Frost with frosting and use cotton candy for a fluffy tail.
Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4-6 Tbs. milk (may not use it all)
2-3 drops food coloring
Cream butter and cream cheese with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Beat until creamy. Add powdered sugar, milk and food coloring. Mix until frosting is spreadable consistency. Make a fluffy cotton tail with coordinating color of cotton candy.
It was my son's turn to take a snack to pre-school. Since they were having an Easter egg hunt, we thought it would be fun to make little Easter baskets out of nut cups and pipe cleaners. Then we filled the "baskets" with animal crackers, teddy grahams, and Hershey's chocolate eggs. They were a hit!
Say your friend invited your family over for Easter brunch. This would be a darling hostess gift to give to say "thank you". Buy an apothecary jar (any jar would work) fill it with different Easter candy in layers. This has jellybeans, Hershey's chocolate eggs, peeps, and Cadbury chocolate eggs (yum). Top with a coordinating ribbon.
apothecary jars Easter gift 4 Comments