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New Year’s Clock Cookies

New Year’s Clock Cookies

I hope that 2011 was a great year for everyone and that you are full of excitement and high hopes for 2012!
I’m back from my Christmas vacation in Hawaii and I am pooped!
(To see some of my pictures from my vacation, click here.)
Why is it that you need a vacation after the vacation?? Coming back home to laundry, putting away all of your goodies and getting over jet-lag is bad enough, but I also added Christmas to the mix. We did Christmas presents on the 25th, the 26th and 27th! Way too much excitement!

So, with that in mind, I really, really did not have time to make cookies from scratch or come up with an original idea. I’ve seen Midnight Clock cookies all over the internet. But, I have been running on empty… so I cheated… Sue me!

I picked up a snack size bag of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies and followed the instructions. (I only had 1 egg in the house, so it’s a good thing this only required butter and water.)
I cut them out with  my cookie/biscuit cutters and placed them on my NEW Silplat cookie sheet liner.
I also stuck a few sicks on some for Cookie Pops at my daughter’s request.
I baked and cooled them according to directions and then it came time to decorate!

I whipped up a modified version Royal Icing because I didn’t need TONS of icing…
1 cup powered sugar
1 teaspoon Meringue Power
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
3 -5 teaspoons of water (you want it thick, yet still gooey)

I am NOT a decorated cookie expert. I’ve read the blogs and tried their advice, but I just don’t have a great steady hand… I have to keep my decorations basic!
So, I did the outline and then came back to flood the face of the cookie. I added my decorations while the icing was still wet and then left them overnight to dry.
Seems like my Royal Icing is just a jester in the court because it did not harden completely.
I drew on the clock hands with my edible markers, but I did punch through a few times. Oops!

They tasted GREAT and my family loved them and that is all that matters 🙂

 

Count Down to New Years Eve with these fun Clock Sugar Cookies.

Miz Helen

Monday 31st of December 2012

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.Happy New Year!Miz Helen

Stephanie Michaels

Saturday 29th of December 2012

Really cute idea. Perfect for New Years, thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.Stephswtboutique.com

Wanda Ann Olsen

Saturday 29th of December 2012

How Cute and Fun! Happy New Year's.Wanda Ann @ memoriesbythemile.com

Diana - FreeStyleMama

Saturday 29th of December 2012

Adorable cookies!

Debi @ Adorned From Above

Friday 28th of December 2012

These look delicious.Debi