In Purrsuit of Flavours…..Colourful Cuisine

Today I plan to laze about sipping nip julips.  Not so Tyebe cause it’s time for In Purrsuit of Flavours  December’s theme is colourful cuisine,                                                      

We wanted to do something seasonal cause these holidays come around once a year.  So our co-sponsor Da Phenny and Neilson of Easy Blog suggested something colourful to throw out this flea bitten year. 

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE

We are also joining Sandee in Comedy Plus for a wordy Wordless Wednesday. She always comes up with such lovely pictures that are both heart warming and happy.

So we decided to make our rendition of Spooky Shortbread Cookies.  We were right happy at Halloween with the Witches Fingers so let’s bring this relaxed attitude to the shortbreadFirst we had to escort mom to the basement to find the cookie cutters for the shortbread.  C’mon mom bring Spot and let’s play with him.  Mom and dad looked through the decorations for Christmas….all 5 boxes.  They figured the box marked “Kitchen” would hold the treasures….no friggin way.  The cookie cutters were found in the box marked *Advent Calendar.*                                                       

 

A fast round of Spot ensued and then Spot ran upstairs so we followed.

 Look at these cookie cutters, Tyebe.  We have the suits for a deck of cards.  How unchristmasy can one get?  Found some more Shoko.

 Well, our cookie cutters are showing our artsy style….ya, that’ll be why they’re so different.                                                                   

This is an easy shortbread recipe.  It’s not picky like some.  We just thought of it but we hope you can find the ingredients at your grocery store.  No toilet paper was involved so maybe you will find the goodies to make this.

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup confectioner’s sugar ( we used icing sugar as that’s what mom had)
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
2 and 2/3 Cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

*Optional…red/ green food colouring, nuts, raisins, craisins, eyeballs, red decorating gel

Not too many ingredients. Are you ready Tyebe….quit playing with the cookie cutters. They aren’t mice.

DIRECTIONS:
 Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.

Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; scrape the sides of the bowl and either make a ball of the dough or 3 balls like we did. We then added red food colouring to one, green to another and left one ball white.

Put your balls in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. This is an important step so don’t forget. You can wrap them in a plastic wrap or just leave them in the bowl.  We had balls galore,,,,,cold balls.                                                          

Bring your balls out of the fridge.  

 Preheat oven to 375F and spread out parchment paper on a cookie sheet. We used a cookie sheet and a half.    So cut that cookie sheet in half….mol Tyebe!

 Remove dough from fridge. Press the dough with rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick…..maybe a tad more. Use your cookie cutters to make shapes.                                     

  Then apply some of your decorations on the cookies. BE CAREFUL!! The eyes need to go on after the baking is completed or they melt….we discovered this at Halloween.

  Bake in a 375F oven for 10 minutes.

Decorate to your heart’s content.  Now that you don’t have balls anymore, try using your nuts.

  • Finish decorating as soon as the cookies come out of the oven,  Then they will cool and suck up the decoration.

                                               BONY PETITE

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51 thoughts on “In Purrsuit of Flavours…..Colourful Cuisine

  1. easyweimaraner

    that is fabulous!! and we love the colors!!!! and you decorated them so super cute!!!we had melted eyes once too LOL and we have to admit that our advent calendars were in a box what said trashbags… it seems our mama is not well organized ;O)

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  2. Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs

    Oh Oh! You two have been naughty today…but you did make some yummy cookies!! Too bad we don’t eat this way anymore, cause those would get gobbled up in a flash here!

    Sometimes petcretary cleans things up…and then she needs them later, but…um…well they are now hiding and she wastes hours retrieving them! MOL!

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      We don’t do Christmas baking here. Not usually but mom and dad do like the shortbread and it is no fuss type.
      I think when the tree goes down and everything is put away, mom is just glad she can find a spot for the decorations. mol

      Shoko

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  3. mommakatandherbearcat

    Looks like your Mom’s organizational skills are just like my Momma’s! Then again, my Momma regularly puts things in a safe place … only to completely forget where she put those things for safe keeping. I guess they stay safe from her … so … ~Bear Cat

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      mol…Stuff is hard to keep track of, Bear. Do you remember where your favourite toy is? Me neither. I filed it under the chesterfield or was it the bed? It’s safe wherever it is.

      Tyebe

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  4. Xena and Lucy

    Mom calls these refrigerator cookies, and thinks yours are quite festive. She is wondering if your balls shrunk when they got cold in the fridge. Then she laughed. We don’t understand. XOX Lucy and Xena

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Mom has talked about refrigerator cookies. She says that’s the kind her mom made all the time. They were fast and easy. Mom has lost the recipe over the years. I guess these could be loosely termed refrigerator cookies. Thanks for the memory, Lucy and Xena.

      Shoko

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  5. Zoolatry written by June

    OMC. Here June finally gets back into visiting her blogger friends and she has to come upon an R-X rated post! Oh dear, oh dear, oh my goodness gracious. I had to cover her eyes and ears and got badly scratched-up by kitty claws in the process. For shame. There should have been a disclaimer in the post title!!! Yes. Indeed. Who’d have thought the Canadians would post like this! Did da Phenny and da Nelly approve? What goes on in that kitchen when no one is looking? What are those stains on da dish towels! Frozen balls. Cracked nuts. Do we dare ever return here again …
    June says her Mom is going to have a good, long, heart-to-heart discussion with your Mom …

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  6. The K Clowder

    Balls and Nuts! Wes LOVES you guys! Should wes tells peoples that ALL of us Canadians talks that way? Nah! It would scares them off from visiting when the border opens.
    Our Mom says that now she is retired she will bake Christmas Cookies. Alex said something about Hell Freezing Over…but then he said the same about us blogging again so purrhaps we might get cookies – but wes is sure they will NOT be as colorful as yours!
    Purrs
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Hey Barb, Kozmo,, Jo Jo, Marv and Cinnamon so good to hear from you all. Happy you have retired. Do you guys get snow or are you considered part of the Banana Belt there in Midway? We must see a picture of you making cookies. Hope all the furries help. Alex sounds like a skeptic. You have to show him what gives.

      Shoko, Tyebe and Jean

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  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    Shortbread is YUMMY! One of Mom’s favorite cookies. We will have to check our Advent Calendar storage box to see if we have any cookie cutters. Usually, Mom calls the edges of a glass a cookie cutter. I hope she makes these for me!!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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