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We made these around Valentine’s Day, but you can make them for a St. Patrick’s Day or Easter treats. Use a shamrock or bunny cookie cutter instead of a heart. These are really sweet, so I would use a small cookie cutter. One little bite is just enough.  These would make a great little embellishment for cupcakes or sugar cookies!! (these you don’t bake, they air dry overnight)

  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons of Sweetened Condensed Milk (I added more as I went along)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Raspberry Extract (Use Peppermint for St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Red food coloring paste (Use Green for St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Mini cookie cutters

For Easter use the same above recipe and use pastel food coloring and egg or bunny shaped cookie cutters!!

Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a large bowl. Gradually add the condensed milk and extract, mixing with a wooden spoon. The mixture will be like thick dough and you’ll have to hand knead it towards the end. Add more milk if it is too stiff. Divide dough and work in the food coloring to get the color you want.  (or do two different colors, or leave one white)

Use confectioners’s sugar to roll onto a clean surface. Treat as you would sugar cookies to roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters for shapes.  Arrange on a cookie sheet with baking parchment paper, or waxed paper.

Let dry overnight. They will dry with a soft middle.

Have fun making these sweet lil’ treats!!

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"Resurrection Eggs Sammy Cakes Fun"These are really neat and are a perfect tool to teach the simplified version of The Story of Easter. (in our family it is a Religious Holiday not just a day for the Easter Bunny to come visit) Resurrection Eggs are a dozen colorful Easter eggs containing simple objects which represent the events of the Easter story from the Bible.

Inside plastic Easter eggs, everyday objects represent the events of Jesus’ death and resurrection. A small stone, for example, signifies the stone rolled across Jesus’ tomb, and a Gospel passage corresponds as each egg is opened and the object is examined. Resurrection eggs can be purchased or homemade. Some objects and their symbols can include: Bread: Jesus broke bread and thus gave up his body for us. Dime or “play” silver coin: Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Thorn or twig: Jesus wore a crown of thorns before going on trial before Pontius Pilate.

We have made this a Easter Family tradition for years, there are different versions out  in the market place, but if you would like to make your own, below is a list of what you will need!

Click on the Link below for a pdf that Lists everything you need to make your own set of Resurrection Eggs!  Have Fun! "Resurrection Eggs Sammy Cakes Fun"

List to Create Your Own Resurrection Eggs

(Full Size to Print)

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