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Holiday Cookies (Friends Feeding Friends)

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Happy Friday everyone! As you all know, for Live, Laugh, Cooking this means it is time for “Friends Feeding Friends”.  Today’s festive recipe comes from Ada of “New Sweets on the Blog”  Please be sure to check out her wonderful blog & beautiful treats here! Thank you so much Ada for sharing these delightful cookies with us!

Ingredients for the cookies:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps for cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Beat all the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Roll dough out on a generously floured surface (to about a 1/4″ thickness).
  • Using cookie cutters cut out into desired shapes.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden brown.

Ingredients for the icing:

  • 1 egg white
  • 3-4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon oil-free flavoring (optional)
  • assorted food coloring colors (optional)
  • edible decorator balls, sprinkles, or other (optional)

Steps:

  • In a bowl, stir together the egg white, lemon juice, cream of tartar, and the flavoring.
  • Beat in confectioners sugar until smooth and glossy.  If the icing is too think, add some drops of water.
  • Divide the icing into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to the preferred color intensity. Pant the icing onto the cookies or pipe with decorator icing tubes and tips.
  • Top with candy decorator balls, holiday sprinkles, or any other festive design. Enjoy!

HAPPY COOKING, HAPPY FRIDAY, & HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

*If you would like to participate in Live, Laugh, Cooking’s Friday segment of “Friends Feeding Friends”, comment below or message our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/livelaughcooking – I would simply need a picture, ingredients, and steps.  If you have a cooking blog, I will be sure to provide a link to your blog that people may refer to.*

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Post-Thanksgiving Food Baby Workout

Happy Thanksgiving to my wonderful followers! I have had my blog for almost 2 months now & am so grateful for the support I have received so far. I hope each and every one of you have an amazing day spent with family and friends. Don’t be afraid to eat, eat, and …. eat! Why? Because I have the perfect post Thanksgiving workout video that I am excited to share with all of you. I’m sure by the time the day is over, we will all feel as if we have “food babies”. This Food Baby workout is awesome and won’t make you feeling guilty for eating a crazy amount today.

As I mentioned before, my favorite workout videos come from Cassey Ho of Blogilates. She has truly been an inspiration to me & I hope you all grow to love her as much as I do. She changed both my eating and workout habits for the better. (Plus her shop has really cute workout clothes and products).

So once again, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you haven’t yet, please share the love on this beautiful holiday & like LLC’s Facebook page for updates on new recipe & workout posts. I’ll truly be thankful 😉 https://www.facebook.com/livelaughcooking?ref=hl