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Girls Just Want to Make Cookies

Sometimes you just need an excuse to hang out with your girlfriends. I have a routine every week, as I'm sure most of us do. It takes effort to do something outside of that routine. It's especially difficult when it involves two or more other people. So this past week, we just knew we had to get together. We went out for dinner and headed back to my place to make some cookies. Now, when I think of holidays, I go straight to those festive designed cut out cookies you buy. These are my go to and they are so good.

I was trying to go one step up and make it more fun by some what making them our own. Little did I know, we would be all tired from our long day and not quite functioning to make cookies. I must say though, It really was just about the fun we had and the catching up we needed to do. So don't mind our mess or our lack of artistic ability, just know that they were oh so tasty and went well with the You Tube videos we watched!

Girls night Halloween cookies

What you will need:

1 roll of sugar cookie dough

1 cup of powered sugar

1-2 tbs of milk

1 tub of vanilla icing

Black food coloring

Orange food coloring

How to make them:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cut the cookie dough into about 1/2 inch slices and then cut each of those in half. You will have plenty of cookies to share.

3. I would suggest just rolling each into balls and flattening them. We tried to make stems, and have them look fancy, but realized they would have looked better just as circles.

4. Once you space your cookies out on a cookie sheet, place in the oven for about 7-10 minutes just before the edges turn brown.

5. Let cookies cool on a cookie sheet. White they are cooling you can start making your icing.

6. In a small bowl, add your powered sugar and 1 tbs of milk to start, and if you need to add the other you can. You want it to be a little runny and not too thick. Once you get the consistency you are wanting, add your orange food coloring.

7. In another small bowl, I added the vanilla icing and the black food coloring and mixed. The color turned out to be more of a greenish tint but it looked fine once it was all put together. After you mix it well, I look a small plastic bag and put it in a coffee mug. Then I put the black icing into the bag and snipped the corner to make it into a piping bag.

8. The cookies should be cooled by now, so we then started to decorate.

9. We used a spoon to spread the orange icing onto the cookies in a layer over the whole cookie. Then, let it sit for a minute before we started piping on the black icing.

10. That's it, and I may not have been the prettiest, but it does not matter know. This is because they are all in the inside of our very happy bellies!

I would love for you to try this recipe and if you do don't forget to tag #thesimplelifeoftrisha

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