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Presidential Cookies Filled with Sprinkles

Dyed Republican & Democrat cookies filled with chocolate sprinkles, and decorated with fondate stars & stripes!!
Presidential Cookies “How To”:
  1. Make the sugar cookie dough.
  2. Divide it in half. Color one half red, and the other blue.
  3. Line a container, approximately the size of your cookie cutter, with plastic wrap.
  4. Put the red half of your dough in the bottom of the container & flatten it.
  5. Shape the blue half to approximately the same size, and place it on top of the red dough.
  6. Cover and freeze overnight.
  7. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F, and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Slice the cookie dough into 1/8 – ¼ inch slices, cut your cookies, saving the excess dough (separated), you can use it to make more cookies! If you use the left over dough stack and freeze it for a little, the firm dough is easier to cut.
  9. You’ll need 3 of each shape, place one of them on the cookie sheet facing the opposite way. That will be so the back side of your cookie (after it’s been put together) won’t be browned!
  10. Bake them for about 6 minutes.
  11. As soon as they come out of the oven, cut a hole in one of the cookies facing the same way. That’s where the sprinkles will go!
  12. Allow them to cool completely before moving.
  13. Make your “glue” to stick the layers together. Using 1 cup of powdered sugar & 2 tablespoons of milk, stir until all the powdered sugar has been melted.
  14. Glue the cookie with the cut out to the browned side of the bottom cookie, fill the hole with sprinkles, then “glue” the top cookie on.
  15. Lay flat for 30 minutes before handling. Now is a good time to make your fondant, and cut out the stars & stripes!
  16. Using the “glue” and a food safe paint brush stick the stripes on, gently flatten them. Then do the stars.
  17. Eat a cookie!
So… I’ve wanted to make these cookies ever since I saw this super duper awesome tutorial for piñata cookies! AND here are my notes:
  • I didn’t have a container as tall as the donkey or as wide as the elephant, so I sliced the dough, rolled it out a little bit, cut the shape, then saved the extra.
  • I can’t stand to waste things, and when they made theirs, they baked the dough, THEN cut out the shapes… It makes sense that way, so all the cookies will be even, and they’ll stand up better, but I just couldn’t waste the dough.
  • I used a small biscuit cutter to make the elephant cut out, and a small rectangle for the donkey cut out.
  • I saved the dough, from the first round of cookies to make more (red on the bottom, blue on the top) cookies, then I used the extra from THOSE to make a few tyedyed cookies!
  • I rolled out the fondant to about 1/8 of an inch thick, and cut out the stars using a small cookie cutter, and cut out the stripes out with a cookie cutter.
  • You probably only need to make half the amount of fondant from the recipe… I had plenty left over.
  • I totally gave myself a blister cutting out all those stars!!
  • The awesome cookie cutters came from CopperGifts.com
Happy baking.
-Hey Waitress!!
PS when I made these cookies I couldn’t think of a fitting name for them. I really want to call them “Your Candidate Is Full Of… Chocolate Sprinkles… Cookies”. You know, because the sprinkles are supposed to look like poop. But it’s too long. Sad face.
I also want to remind people how important it is to vote. I love politics. Mostly… I love the thought that my vote might make a difference. It’s import to get involved, because if you don’t… you’ll have no right to complain when things don’t go the way you want. I’ll stop now, because if I keep going this is going to turn into a craaaazy long rant, and I don’t want to take away from the cookies. Just GO VOTE!
Happy Election Tuesday!! I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!!
-Hey Waitress!!
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More Sugar Cookies!!

Because… I wanted to try this recipe. And my new cookie cutters. And some different boozy icing. And because I love sugar cookies. And… If you know me,  you know I’m sort of a political junkie, and with the Republican Convention this week and the Dems coming up, I saw these Republican & Democrat cookie cutters I had to buy & try them! I made some footballs too.
Dough Notes:
  • The dough recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker! It’s delish.
  • I did have to double her recipe, because there wasn’t enough dough for my purposes (tons of cookies for multiple people).
  • I made it Saturday night and left it in the fridge until Sunday, when it was time to bake.
  • Not too sticky… unless you leave it out of the fridge for too long.
  • Cut your cookies from cold dough!
  • I baked mine for about 7 minutes… but I also roll them out pretty thin.
  • This dough spread a little bit more than the Sugar Cookies I made 2 weeks ago, but they’re still very good.
Icing Notes:
  • I used the same icing as the other sugar cookie recipe, just changed the booze… Jager in the brown footballs, Kahlua in the red icing, and Caramel Bailey’s in the blue
  • The red icing was made with Wilton Red No Taste gel food color. Buy it. The regular red stuff is gross. At least, that’s what I’ve heard.
  • I made the recipe 3 times, 1 brown, 1 red, 1 blue.
  • The white “laces” on the football, and the white stripe & stars are made with white “candy melts”.
  • I iced the footballs, then the red halves, then the blue.
  • Next I melted the “candy melts” in the microwave following the directions on the package.
  • Pipe the laces/ lines & stars let them harden then press them gently into the cookie icing. That will help keep it in place. A few of mine fell off before I figured that out.
*Random Thought:  I bought some bag stands a few weeks ago, and I hate them. Maybe hate is a strong word, but I  don’t like them. I’ve been using cups. I have some 16oz tumblers that I “acquired” from the restaurant I used to work at. Put the appropriate coupler and decorating tip on your frosting bag, put it in the cup, and fold the top of the bag over the edge of the cup for easy filling!*
Sadly… I forgot to do a few things yesterday while I was baking and decorating. That includes taking pictures, and counting how many cookies I actually got. OOPS. It sucks ‘cuz this would have been an awesome “tutorial/ how I managed to pull this off” type of post! Damn my forgetfulness and ADD!
Short post today is ‘cuz I didn’t have internet access last night, and I’m about to lose it again. Even the smallest storm knocks out my service. Thanks a lot Verizon. If I had man-junk I’d tell them to “suck it”.
Happy Sunday Bakery! Yes, I know today is Monday… but I baked yesterday. Shush.
-Hey Waitress!!
Recipe HERE!
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