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― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Fast forward many years, as my husband and I were flying to Hawaii on our honeymoon the in-flight movie was the new version of Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp. I was a little apprehensive to have a remake but it was truly awesome! The way they portrayed Wonderland was so colorful and lifelike it really made for a great movie.
This week Sunday Supper’s theme is Tantalizing Trays. That means all the savory and sweet goodies you’d love to find on an appetizer, dessert, or other tray. Since I love making cookies, I wanted to make a fun cookie that would be perfect for a dessert tray at a tea party or a kids party. I think you’ll agree these Alice in Wonderland cookies fit the bill.
In the end we decided on 5 different cookies. I made bottles that said “drink me”, cookies that said “eat me”, playing cards, Alice’s dress, and teapots. They were super fun to make and were a hit at the party. They have since become one of my most popular cookies to date.
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 sticks butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter until smooth. Gradually add in the sugar and continue mixing on medium until fluffy.
3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until mixed well.
4. Place the mixer on low and add in the flour mixture, mixing until just blended.
6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
7. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the desired shapes. I used a 3 inch circle for the “eat me” cookies, a teapot shape, a rectangle for the playing cards, a dress, and I hand cut the bottles for the “drink me”. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes or until they no longer look wet on top.
8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely.
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