Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Septemberfest has finally arrived!!! Complete with pink hat sugar cookies!

Labor day weekend is a HUGE deal at my house. We wait all summer for Septemberfest - a three day festival of music, craft fairs, rides, Bingo and a party for lots of friends and family at my house. We live at the end of the street that the fest is on, so we practically live there for the weekend. So of course I needed to provide delicious desserts for the after party. I decided to do single serving snacks this year so that people could enjoy as they pleased.
One septemberfest tradition is my dad's hot pink Old Style hat. He's worn it every day of the fest for at least 20 years and so I decided to take our traditional sugar cookie recipe and make little hat replicas.
It's actually the C&H sugar bunnies recipe for a good 15 years ago:
1 1/2 cupcs butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 egg
1 T. vanilla
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
The cookies were a hit, as always!

Since sugar cookies are a bit time consuming I wanted to do a few other super easy recipes and chose the recent Kraft Food & Family Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Cookie-Bars recipe, which I didn't eat because I don't do peanut butter, but everyone loved them (and they were so pretty!) - especially my grandpa!

As a third item, I picked super quick and easy golden graham rice krispie treats. Basic rice krispie recipe with the cereal swap out and extra marshmallows and chocolate chips. It's amazing how good such a simple dessert can taste!

I of course, also made my signature jell-o jiggler mini muffin shots. Can't have a party without them!

Happy Labor Day!

1 comment:

  1. I really like your hot pink sugar cookies. i want to make some too now(: