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School is back in session here in NW Indiana and I’m pretty jealous of those who started weeks after us. Just a day after being discharged from labor and delivery, we had to jump right back into the hustle and bustle of the school year. This is something we weren’t mentally prepared for, but we made sure that we at least had the essentials in order.
A few weeks ago, we took advantage of some great sales and got Jayden outfitted at OshKosh B’Gosh. This Fall, B’gosh Blue Jeans are back and better than ever! I managed to score several pairs for only $8! Eight dollars for jeans is the magical price point that sends me into a snatch-a-thon. Ask me if I loaded up? After ringing up our haul including a donation to the B’gosh Jeanius campaign, we had earned $30 in rewards! OshKosh is our jam.
Along with my stockpile of jeans, I grabbed some seasonal must-haves designed for today’s active lifestyle; graphic tees, camo prints, and athletic separates to mix and match for modern yet classic looks we’ve grown to love from OshKosh. Well equipped with a new wardrobe and school supplies, Jayden started second grade in style!
To celebrate the advancement in his academic journey, he got a special treat; apple sugar cookies! As long as he has his new clothes and new food, he’s all smiles! #lovelanguage You can learn how to make these adorable Apple Sugar Cookies for your kiddos and grab your OshKosh B’Gosh coupon below! P.S. Cookie decorating is not my strong suit, so I enlisted the help of a friend to help me out with these. Phew! Happy shopping and baking!
- 5 C flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1½ C soft unsalted butter
- 2 C granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 C powder sugar
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- Red, brown, green gel food coloring
- (For these cookies you may have to make two bowls of icing).
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add all 4 eggs at one time...Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your APPLE cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
- If icing is not stiff enough add ¼ C powder sugar.
- Leave icing in large bowl. Take out 4 bowls, put ¼ C of icing in three bowl and the rest of the icing in the fourth bowl.
- Bowl #1 remains white, bowl #2 , add several drops of brown gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #3, add several drops of green gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
- As for the largest amount of icing add several drops of red gel food coloring in the bowl of icing ... stir well to mix the color. (Red is a difficult color to get so you may have to continue to add the food coloring to get the bright deep red color. That is why we use a gel food color as it doesn't water down the icing.)
- Spoon each of the icings into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips.... twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
- First step for each of the completely red apple cookies outline it in red except for the stem and leaf.
- Allow the red outline at least 30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other red icing*. ( After outlining all of the apple cookies you can push the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency .Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.
- Immediately, before the red icing dries, add a small drop of white icing and use a toothpick to drag the white icing up the side of the apple. (Following the example.)
- Outline the stem with brown icing on all of the same apple cookies, fill them in with the thinner icing.
- Outline the green leaf with the green icing on all of the same apple cookies, fill them in with the thinner icing.
- Set these aside and allow to completely dry about 4 hours.
- Apple with white apple flesh and brown seeds:
- Outline the apple with the red icing leaving the stem and leaf untouched. Allow 30 seconds for the red outline to dry.
- Outline the apple flesh with white icing. Thin out the icing as per the instructions above. Using a knife spread the icing around the flesh of the red apple. Immediately, before the white icing dries, add two small drops of brown icing for the apple seeds. Drag a little of the brown icing down to make the dot look like an apple seed.
- Complete the stem and leaf as per the instructions for the whole red apple.
- Allow to dry for 4 hours.
- Follow the instructions on the first apple including the stem, leaf, and white spots on the apple.
- Add one small white round about the size of a dime, immediately drawing a thin brown line in the circle about a third of the way around the circle. Hand outline a green worm and fill it in. Allow to dry for 30 seconds and all the two eyes and a smile or mouth.
- Allow 4 hours for cookie to completely dry.
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