Live With Lynn Lilly

Live With Lynn Lilly

Today I had to honor of featured on Live with Lynn Lilly of the Craftbox Girls Brand.  True story, I met her about three years ago when she did an intro to blogging class at General Assembly.  I literally still have the powerpoint from that class as it was my bible when I launched my very first blog!  Now six different blog sites later, I attribute much of my start to her so it was cool to be on her show.  Needless to say I was over the moon excited to visit the Lynn Lilly studio.  Let’s chat about the project!

The cookie theme

As a fun summer crafting idea I decided to go with doing a family picnic themed set.  In my head, I had tons of ideas!  I can do pull apart cookies that look like slices of cake or watermelon.  I could do several flavors of cookie dough that taste like all of our favorite summer treats.  Lemonade, strawberry-lemonade or even watermelon lemonade!  I could make fruit cookies (strawberries, watermelon, lemon, blueberries, etc).  An entire fruit salad made completely from cookies!  I thought about cookie pops made to look like smiling sunshine faces and flowers.  The theme took over my mind and it was too much for a 7-8 min segment.  Once I called down I settled for a Mason jar with lemonade, some watermelon slices, lemon slices, and my absolute favorite….a picnic table cloth with tiny ants on it.

The Cutters

I used several cookie cutters for this project.  I absolutely love the Sweet Sugarbelle mason jar cutter.  It’s smaller than my other mason jar cutters and makes a perfect size cookie.  A simple rectangle cutter took care of our picnic table.  You can use any flower cutter but these rose cutters (for fondant) work really well.

cookie cutters for summer picnic project

The watermelon and lemon were both from a circle cutter.  I used a knife and cut the circle off centered.  My watermelon slices were larger than the lemon slices.  I used a funky flower cutter to cut in “bite marks” into the watermelon cookie.  Any cutter with a shape that mimics a bite works!  Be creative and have fun.

how to make a watermelon cookie

The Recipes

For this show, I used two different cookie doughs.  I used my classic sugar cookie recipe and an orange blossom recipe listed below.

 

Yield: 12-16 cookies

Orange Blossom Sugar Cookie

Orange Blossom Sugar Cookie

This is a variation of a no chill sugar cookie recipe flavored orange! Super fun and delicious on a summer day.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp orange emulsion flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar
  2. Add egg, vanilla and orange flavoring an incorporate well.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients and add.
  4. Mix until the dough comes together.

Notes

This recipe is ready use as soon as you make it! And its super yummy. Word of caution watch the salt levels in this recipe. You could omit it all together if you wanted.

Also featured in my segment was this delicious Royal Icing Recipe

#LIVE Life With Lynn Lilly

On Today's show our paper crafting expert Lorrie from Forty11 Designs shares a neat paper crafting technique. I shared creative ways to use art crayons, we learned how to decorate cookies like a professional and ended the show with glow in the dark crafts!

Posted by Craft Box Girls by Lynn Lilly on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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