Beach Dinner

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This was a fun Beach style dinner we had on Mother’s Day but it would be fun for a summer dinner party. See links below the pictures. I hope you will try some of the recipes.

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See Bacon Pasta Salad

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Colorful Gum Balls

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Purchased Chocolate Doughnuts

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Surf’s Up Pink Country Time Lemonade

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See Cinnamon Sweet Rolls

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See Spring Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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See “Catch the Wave” Cupcakes

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See Sand Dollar Snickerdoodles

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See Chicken Queso Nachos Crock Pot Style

Have a great Day!

Lindy

Sand Dollar Snickerdoodles

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Sand Dollar Snickerdoodles

Cream together:

*1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
*1/2 cup Margarine or Butter, at room temperature
*1/2 cup Shortening
*2 Eggs, at room temperature

Whisk dry ingredients together:

*3 cups of All-Purpose Flour
*2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
*1 teaspoon Baking Powder
*1/4 teaspoon Salt

Mix together the creamed mixture to the dry ingredients making a slightly sticky cookie dough. Roll the dough into a large ball of dough and refrigerate 1/2 hour and then roll out cookie dough to about 1/4 inch thick or a little thicker, using a round cookie cutter, the size of your choice and cut out cookies OR you can also make into cookie dough balls or use a cookie scoop small or large depending the size of Sand Dollars you want. Refrigerate cookie dough balls for about a 1/2 hour and then place onto Silpat covered 1/2 baking sheet. Press the balls flat and take little arrow shaped nicks out of round cookie dough edges if desired. See baked cookies. Decorate and bake cookies in a pre-heated oven at 350*F. For 10-12 minutes.

Decorating:

*2 Egg Whites, lightly whisked
*Pastry Brush, brush each cookie with egg whites

Sprinkle on cut out or round cookie balls with the following mixture:

*2 tablespoons Sugar
*1-2 tablespoons Cinnamon

Mix together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on egg white covered uncooked cookie dough circles.

Then add:

*4-5 Sliced Almonds onto each cookie, press slightly into cookie, points towards the middle of the cookie and make a circle with the almonds. See the pictures below.

For more decorating tips see Mama Miss

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Large Sand Dollar Snickerdoodles

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Small Sand Dollar Snickerdoodles

Enjoy!

Jessica & Jamie