Making Easter Traditions with Meri Meri
So, it would appear I have an absolute soft spot for the celebrating the holidays! Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines... and obviously Easter.
And a holiday that has a bunny as it's unofficial mascot and brings a wave of fresh spring time feels is certainly one that deserves a celebration. I was brought up in a Catholic family - and like many families, Easter was a huge celebration for us - A big joyous weekend full of family time and activities! This year we decided to have fun and try out a new tradition!
One of the children (and my) favourite Christmas traditions is Christmas cookie decorating! Every year for as long as I can remember we would go to my Grandmother's house and decorate festive sugar cookies with every imaginable colour of frosting and sprinkles! I loved the wave of nostalgia when we annually pulled out the same cookie cutters, many that have been in use for decades.
So when I saw this adorable set from Meri Meri I knew we had to start this at Easter.
The cutest little chicks, an Easter egg, a spring flower, a bright rainbow and a bunny with huge ears! Only issue, my helpers were too busy eating them!
What's a party without crackers?! Ooooh my gosh the kids had far too much fun with these and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be finding confetti for weeks!! But the giggles alone were worth it... the tattoos and jokes were a brilliant bonus too!
These flower and bunny plates are the sweetest addition to the Easter table and help save some of that innevitable stickiness!
You could of course go for the traditional egg decorating and hunt... but why not try something new this year - I'll even share my Grandma's foolproof recipe for you!
Grandma's Sugar Cookie Cut Out
1 1/2c sugar
3tsp vanilla extract
6c sifted flour
2tsp baking powder
Cream butter and sugar (at least 2/3 minutes) add eggs and vanilla.
Mix all dry ingredients together in a seperate bowl.
Scrape sides of the bowl, and slowly add dry ingredients. Drip in milk as needed and work into a ball of dough.
Turn out onto a floured board and divide into four balls. Wrap tightly in cling film and refrigerate for a few hours.
Roll out to desired thickness, we all like ours a bit chunkier, so about 1/4in thick ;)
Bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Cool and then ice as desired!