Oh boy, you guys! I’m super excited to share this post with you, as it’s been a long time coming. When I recapped our #DisneySide @Home Celebration back in February, I promised you the recipe. Life has been a ride on the Mad Tea Party for the past couple of months, though; but now that things have settled down a little, I’m back with these adorable cookies!
I fell in love with these the first time I saw them and was determined to make a few batches for our February celebration. They’re perfect for any Disney-themed party or just for adding a touch of magic to your child’s lunchbox. The recipe is fairly simple and one that the kids can get involved with, as well. The red food coloring can get messy if you’re not careful, so don’t forget the plastic gloves! I use Wilton’s No-Taste Icing Gel to get the perfect shade of red and I found the iconic-shaped cookie cutter here. As Mickey says, “Hot Diggity Dog!”
Red food coloring or Wilton Red (no-taste) Icing Color
1 (6 oz) bag yogurt-covered raisins
Plastic kitchen gloves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In the bowl of your mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in extracts and egg.
In a separate bowl, whisk together baking powder and flour, adding a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer, turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand. Once the dry ingredients are incorporated, place the plastic kitchen gloves on your hands and knead red food coloring into the cookie dough. Continue to add color until you get a bright red.
DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to 1/4" rather than 1/8"). Add two yogurt-covered raisins to each pair of shorts, pressing slightly just enough for the "buttons" to stick in place.
Bake for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.
It’s no secret that I love OXO products. So when they offered to help organize my kitchen, I wholeheartedly said yes. It was just the push I needed to get ‘Operation Spring Cleaning’ on the move. And I was absolutely floored by the box of goodies that my Fed-Ex delivery man dropped off. Shown above, they ranged from a space-saving Foldaway Dish Rack to a sleek Expandable Utensil Organizer… which, in and of itself, has changed my life!
As you can see, my “baking” drawer was completely out of hand. I always remind myself that ‘there’s a place for everything and everything has it’s place,’ but it’s obvious that my tools weren’t nesting like they were meant to. With the help of this ingenious organizer, my drawer is in it’s happy place once again! It expands from 9-3/4” to 16-1/4” to fit inside any kitchen drawer and non-slip feet help to keep the organizer in place. The included dividers are simple to adjust and with just a little pinch, they slide in and out!
If you lack counter space like I do, then you need this tool in your life… trust me. OXO’s Good Grips Foldaway Dish Rack is a convertible, convenient and compact dream. Features include an adjustable, fold-down plate rack that holds plates or bowls neat and upright, and when folded down, leaves the middle of the Dish Rack open to accommodate large bowls and cookware. The dishwasher-safe, divided utensil holders can withstand the forks, spoons and knives of a large dinner party and BONUS! are removable for easy unloading. The side walls, feet and spout of the Foldaway Dish Rack all fold for compact storage. And one of the best parts is that the tines hold cups, mugs and wine glasses inside the rack to prevent dripping on the counter… something I’m always annoyed with on other dish racks.
The next thing I tackled was the sink. It’s not even two years old and I get the slightest chill when I see a scratch or a ding. Now I know I won’t be able to keep it blemish-free, but with this Silicone Sink Mat, I can minimize the damage in the years to come! There are tiny feet that elevate the mat and allow for water flow and aeration. And if you want to have an opening around your drain, the convenient pattern allows you to cut a hole exactly where you need it, whether your drain is in the center or the back of your sink. It’s also heat-safe, dishwasher safe and PVC free!
I’m also quite the fan of OXO’s Magnetic All-Purpose Clips. They can go from home and office, to the garage or workroom. They feature soft, comfortable grips and can seal not only snack bags and frozen foods, but post notes and organize papers. The magnet on the back is super-convenient for storing on the fridge, which means there’s always a clip in reach whenever I need one!
With OXO’s help, I’m well on my way to sprucing up the kitchen this Spring. Now… who’s going to help with the rest of the house?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored opportunity & product was provided by OXO; however, the photography & opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author.
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