Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MAINE LOVES LOBSTERS

Anyone up for going lobstering?  You bet, most of us enjoy a feast of lobsters and clams. One of the good things of a summer day living in Maine. Our fisherman and women work hard doing that work each day.     So I am cheating and making my own lobsters...........The sugar cookie way.   Enjoy  
Here's to you brother Dicka.  Sure you would rather have a real lobster but I think these sugar cookies will put a smile on your face.   Maybe Suzie will make you some lobster cookies.............


Found my recipe for sugar cookies at karens cookies. I used the recipe for the Karen's Cream Cheese
 Cookie cut-outs.  



1 cup butter
8 ounce of cream cheese
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp baking powder
3 1/2 cup flour

Beat the butter and the cream cheese together, add the sugar and mix.  Add the egg, vanilla and the almond extract and mix.  In another bowl add the flour and the baking powder and whisk together.  Add this flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix.   Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap and  refrigerator for several hours or even overnight. 

Roll dough on lightly floured board, roll about 1/4 inch thick and bake at 375 degrees.  Baking time will depend on the size of the cutouts and thickness of the dough.    

Allow cookies to cool completely, I made a thin icing of confectionery sugar, vanilla and a bit of milk.  Using the back of the spoon I spread a thin layer of icing on the cookie.  Used almost 2 bottles of sprinkles and holding the cookie in one hand over a pie tin, I poured the sprinkles from one pie tin over the cookie icing and it fell into the other pie tin under my hand.  Shake the extra sprinkles off into the pie tin.  I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  Using a toothpick I dipped into the icing and put a drop onto the cookie and then placed the chips for the eyes.          



have a great day and happy baking, Andi 





6 comments:

  1. These are so cute! You did a great job!

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  2. Hi Andi, I always love visiting your blog to see what you're making. Aren't these lobster cookies the cutest? I love them!
    I checked out your tuna pasta salad recipe and that looks good, too. I love Farm Journal cookbooks, too. I only have two in my collection. One of my favorites is: Great Home Cooking in America. Do you have that one? My other one is a thick one with a green cover. I bought that one back in the '70's when I first started teaching Home Ec.

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    1. Hi Thank you Melissa and Kitty for the visit. Kitty, I do have the "Great Home Cooking in America" and I have a solid green hardcover that is "Farm Journal Country Cookbook" revised enlarged edition. I love them. I will do my best to complete this collection somehow............Andi

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  3. How cute. I envy you the seafood you must be able to get there in Maine. I love lobster, but rarely get to eat it. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  4. Hi Andi,
    These are just adorable, little lobster cookies they are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Miz Helen

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  5. OMG, how cute and fun. While I was up in Rockport MA, I spied some cute lobster shaped cookie cutters, don't purchase them. Now, I thinking that was a mistake- such cute cookies.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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