You should make these cookies

These cookies are basically the best cookie ever and you should make them. Melt Aways. And I’m going to give you a tutorial, because *I* always think baking is easier when you know what things should look like. So pictures! First off, here’s the recipe:

Super easy. Don’t substitute margarine for butter though. Normally I’m all for whatever you have on hand, but this cookie NEEDS BUTTER. Anyway, here’s what your cookies should look like before you cook them:

Dough is pretty dry, almost crumbly. If it doesn’t look like this, probably the butter was over-softened and the dough will need refrigerated for a bit. I put 15 cookies on a sheet, because they hardly spread at all. You don’t want to make your cookies too big, because they’re pretty crumbly when cooked too so they break easily.

This is what they look like cooked:

I don’t know how to turn this picture in the WordPress app. Sorry. They should just be getting brown around the edges. The recipe says 12 min, I took mine out at 10 because my oven cooks a little hot. They are not super great without frosting. Pretty plain. So definitely frost them (that’s on the recipe too.)

I spread frosting on with a spoon or knife, it’s not fancy. Here’s what they look like frosted (after I put 2 dozen of them away to take to a thing tomorrow. And left these on the plate with all the crumbs)

They don’t look like much, but they are SO GOOD AND YOU SHOULD MAKE THEM. I consider them a Christmas cookie, but that’s because I will absolutely eat a whole batch of I make them, so I try to limit how often I make them.

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Pinterest win!

The other day I realized I needed to create a whole new Pinterest board just for cake. I pin that many cake items. I ALSO realized that I’ve actually made more of those pins than any of my other boards. What can I say? I love cake.

Anyway, I pinned these bad boys about a month ago, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to make them since then. Fortunately for me, my nephew had a birthday recently and we celebrated today. Perfect! (Brian also had a birthday recently, but he wanted brownies.) I spent most of the day baking, but the assembly is actually pretty easy.

So cute right?! Cupcake “bun” brownie “patty” sugar cookie “french fries” and frosting “burger toppings.”

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Had to put a candle in one for the birthday boy.

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Bonus: any spit only gets on his!

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Kalena enjoying her “fries.”

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Have you had any great luck with Pinterest lately?