Valentine’s Day Candy Buttons

IMG_4511Remember those candy buttons you used to eat as a kid? Well, I used to eat as a kid…I was thinking how cute it would be if they had Valentine’s Day themed buttons in pink and white. The more I thought about it the clearer it became to me how easy it would be to make them. Candy buttons are really just a processed form of royal icing, which has a grand total of three ingredients (four if you want to add flavoring). So this past weekend I gathered my piping tips, my powdered sugar, my mixer and…finished the whole project in less than an hour.

For your Valentine’s Day pleasure, I give you, Candy Buttons Hearts.

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Piñata Cookies

She Knows posted these piñata cookies a few weeks back and I could not resist making these for my friend’s Cinco de Mayo party. The website has a whole “how-to”. I used Alton Brown’s sugar cookie recipe and filled them with nerds instead of mini M&Ms. They were definitely a hit. Now if only I could find a donkey cookie cutter…