State Cookies + Archie Griffin


Sometimes, you just feel like making cookies from scratch. And you have cookie cutters to represent the states you live in. And so you make state-shaped cookies from scratch.


I tried a new recipe – the hubs didn’t love it, but I did! Whenever you are rolling out dough and using cookie cutters, you need to make sure you are using a recipe that won’t rise or puff up at all, because that would jeopardize your shapes. They are already going to look a little wonky – don’t make it worse!


I used this VERY simple recipe from Nestle. I ended up drizzling chocolate on them to make them a little extra sweet, but you could also ice them as they show on their website.


OKAY BUT THEN our department of about 50 people were planning our “Celebrate Archie” day, as Archie prepares for a job transition, which included an Archie “trivia” game with our staff…


And then an ice cream social, with these adorable balloons…IMG_7834 IMG_7838

And I thought, I SHOULD MAKE OHIO COOKIES! So I made these…some Vanilla Almond cookies with a football cookie cutter, and some of the afore mentioned chocolate chip cookies shaped like Ohio, and with a little extra chocolate love. Also I made a LOT more than six, but I forgot to take a photo, and this is what was left near the end…


I think he liked them! I’ll miss seeing this face around the building everyday…IMG_7841

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State Cookies + Royal Icing

Happy Friday! For our housewarming party (now almost two weeks ago!) I decided to have a little fun and try something new. I have had these great WI and TN cookie cutters since our summer trip to Wisconsin, and felt like there could be no better time to use them than for a housewarming in Ohio. cookies1

I used the Vanilla Almond Cookie recipe, Royal Icing recipe, and Royal Icing tutorials from Bake at 350. It was surprisingly easy to do, and I think it was a fun addition to the party!


I also opted for leaving the icing plain white, since it was my first go with royal icing. I figured, why waste food coloring gel on an experiment, right?cookes

But I really enjoyed doing it and hope to get creative with some future royal icing cookies soon…Have a great weekend!