Are y’all on Pinterest?
It’s the site where “mommy bloggers” share their ideas.
And me? Well, yes, I have to admit that I’m also guilty of occasionally browsing Pinterest for occasional inspiration. (Or…….PIN-spiration as they call it.)
My latest find; These über charming Black Cat Cookies.
They are soft, cake-like, and super easy to make. The best part; you don’t even need a cookie cutter. (Finally found a decent reason to buy those waxy candy corns too.)
Here’s what ya need:
Mix the first 5 ingredients in a mixer on low untill blended. Sift the next 5 ingredients together and slowly add to the wet mixture 1 cup at a time, while continuing to mix on low. Once all the solids are well-combined, remove the dough from the bowl, wrap in wax paper, and chill for about 2 hours.
Roll the chilled dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and arrange on a Silpat covered baking sheet. I baked 6 at a time because I wasn’t sure how much they would spread. Not too much actually.
Use the bottom of a glass to press each ball flat.
You will ‘prolly wanna powder the glass bottom with a little cocoa to keep it from sticking.
Pinch the tops of the flattened dough circles into ears….
…and use a fork to press in whiskers,
’till they look something like this. Easy, right?
Bake – in a preheated 350 degree oven – for exactly 10 minutes.
When they come out of the oven, immediately press the candies into the warm cookies; 2 candy corn eyes and I used an M&M for the nose. (You could also add the candies before baking, but they will melt a little. It’s your choice…works either way)
Let the cookies cool on a baking rack and enjoy.
Like I said,
PUURRRRRfect with a glass of milk.
Do y’all know Andy Tuohy?
Even if his name isn’t familiar, his graphic design work should be….
Here’s my favorite: “Great Modern Artists from A to Z”
Each artist is drawn in their personal style.
Like Frida Kahlo with decorative flowers in her hair and Diego Rivera resting just above her unibrow;
or David Hockney with a lit cigarette and signature glasses emerging from a swimming pool;
How about surrealist Salvador Dali with marching ants and a melted clock;
And linear primary colored Piet Mondrian;
and Roy Lichtenstein (pronounced like Frankenstein) in all his pixelated glory;
I have to be honest,
most some of these other artists were new to me…..and I took an art history class once, 30 years ago…..but it’s occupied my afternoon learning about them.
Check out the rest of Andy’s work on his site.