Sunday, January 6, 2013

Miss Kitty~aka Hello Kitty:-)

I truly think sometimes I bake just to be happier~ I do..I enjoy being in the kitchen..creating..Especially Saturday..the sun finally came out..the white snow..the blue sky..our sunny kitchen..
Noah was coming for a sleepover with his big sister Giuliana..I had promised him I would make special cookies..
He had been to the Pantomime of Puss N Boots yesterday with his mommy..cousins and these aren't that far fetched:) I mostly took the occasion of a girl sleeping over to make these cute cute cookies..G is probably too grown up for them..but..I thought if I think they are cute..maybe she would too:)

I first saw similar cutters at Hungry at Midnight:)..  I love that blog..remember the present cookies?
Same cuteness..same blog~
I searched the net and found some..and sure enough they were delivered while we were in Florida~
Came home and it was tree trimming..Christmas baking the cutter waited patiently until I was ready~

I smiled making them..baking them..assembling them:)
I used a past favored sugar cookie recipe I had from none other than beautiful Sol~
If you have never been to her blog..give yourself a present and go..right now:)

She bakes and cooks and photographs beautifully..
I think I am so lucky to be able to peruse such gorgeous blogs and learn so much~

This is the recipe Sol shared.. years ago..~

La Recette~

2 1/4 cups AP flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
12 tbsps unsalted butter softened
1 large egg
1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream the sugar and butter together until fluffy~
Add the egg,lemon zest and vanilla extract and beat until blended~
 In another bowl..combine the remaining dry ings..(flour and salt)~
On low speed gradually add to the butter mixture until combined..~
Press the dough into a flat disk and wrap in cling~
Refrigerate at least 2 hours..

  That's when I did this..

I am so not good..but it's a beginning..:) It's just that neck warmer..~I only remember how to start..knit..purl..and I hope castoff!:)On verra bien~

Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.~
Cut out and bake ap 8-12 mins  (I did at 350F)~
For even baking rotate the cookie sheet half time~
My note 
After cutting out..I stuck my cookie sheet in the freezer for a few minutes..I always do keep the shape ..Maybe I did not need to..But I do~.

Anyways..these made me feel childlike to bake..So thanks to both the person that sold me the the sun shining..and to two cute  kids:)

Not really Puss N Boots:) ~He assured me of it when he saw them..but liked them:-)
G did too and had the cutest T-shirt..Keep Calm And Eat A Cupcake:-)
Adamo came too..A full house:-)
Love the Hello Kitty face..
Today a very different day..
Grey..but snowy and winterwonderylandy..
Fire's going..Guiness stew in the oven..
Huge  waffles for breakfast..not for me....but they did look pretty delish..:-)
Noah had 2:)
Thumbs up for Sol's cookies..the lemon did it..and that face:-)


the little dots..are..vanilla bean paste dots:)


  1. The kid in all of us just loves these cookies:D

  2. They are so cute!!! And your knitting looks wonderful! I am working on some leg warmers. Which right now is a leg warmer that would barely keep my ankles warm.

  3. I felt like that about my neck warmer..I had to Google to find out how to cast off..
    Oh to be able to do it well:) I think I need lessons:)

    Giuliana said if one does not get far can make a keychain..I love an 11 yr old mind.
    Looking forward to seeing your leg warmers Pam:)

  4. My gosh Monique Coquette would just love these...and your neck warmer comes in handy with our winters...I admire you for your persitance and wanting to learn more and go on~I should learn from you...

  5. How adorable! I know the kids had to smile...I love Noah's comment..maybe not Puss 'n' Boots, but a kitty, they are. I think I will try your sugar cookie recipe. The lemon is a great idea....and I love Guiness Stew!

  6. Cute, cute, cute. You are clearly "a pro" and a connaisseuse, Nana. Now tell me: Have you ever encountered a French Bulldog cookie cutter? I would love, love, to get my hands on one! Let me know, ok? Merci beaucoup, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  7. They are adorable. I gave my sister 3-D cutters this fall for Halloween characters. I don't think she has ventured into using them just yet. Her grands are all still preschool age and a bit young. But someday soon. Such a clever idea..........Yours are darling!

  8. Bonjour Véronique.. donne ces résultats:)

    Au Plaisir! soon as Adamo came in..he said.."They are 3d"!

    What a lovely gift you gave your sister:)Her time will come!

  9. I have a neck warmer in my 'things to crochet list' :) Lovely yarn! I have to return a yarn I bought for mine - too scratchy :(

    Somehow, I don't see Hello Kitty cookies in my future - but you never know! I love these - so adorable. My girls had lots of Hello Kitty things ;)

  10. What adorable cookies. Kids of any age, including me, would love these.

  11. Love the cookies:))
    Jarryd's little friend is made about Hello Kitty!
    I will show her...I too admire you...
    love the pic of the cushion and the knitting.

  12. Those made me smile, Monique. They are ageless. And your photos are adorable, showing the kitties off to perfection.
    I haven't done any knitting since high school!! And those mandatory argyle socks we all had to make. Probably way too long ago for you to know what I'm talking about!

  13. Love argyle Barbara..wouldn't know where to start to knit a sock let alone the pattern:) still have chances:)
    I am seeing the patterns you are Pinning..all so nice:)

  14. Oh, sooooo cute! What a wonderful cookie shape.



  15. Thank you Monique for your comments on my post 'New year, New Thoughts' & passing on advise from your years of knowledge in this field. I really appreciate that. It's good to know I'm on the right track. The decluttering will be the hardest as I'm a big hoarder.
    Love your kitty biscuits, you really must love baking to find the time to bake so many things. Saw that you had a Guiness stew in the oven, I love to make that, then put it in individual terracotta dish's with a pastry crust on top looks great when served on a plate.

  16. O my-)) They are so cute!!! My kids would love to try them, I guess I better save you recipe. Thank you so much and have a wonderful evening!

  17. Monique, your cookies are so cute. ~Ann

  18. Oh I just love these cookies! So sweet and adorable...ah to have little ones around again!
    L xo

  19. Leave it to you, Monique, to find the cutest little cookie cutters. I wish I knew how to knit but I don't have what it takes to go through the learning process. Simple crochet is as far as I go.

  20. I would love to simple crochet..'re all so very nice :-)

  21. I think you do bake just for pure happiness! Your photos bring me happiness too. These are so adorable. I know some little granddaughters who would love these. I am such a cookie fiend that I don't make them as often as I don't have a shut off button when I am eating cookies. Now chocolates, or rich desserts, I can have a little and be satisfied, but not cookies, or homemade bread either!

    I have always used Shutterfly too and I use Blog 2 Print for my blog, but gave Costco a try and they were wonderful. I think each has its benefits.

  22. Absolutely adorable...they will bring out the child in all of us.

  23. Monique those are just adorable! I love them. I wish I had some kiddos nearby that I could do something like this for. I can just imagine how much fun it was to share these with your grandchildren. As always beautifully presented! Love and hugs to you my dear friend. Thanks for the gentle and sweet spirit you always share with us. xxoo

  24. Bonjour,
    Tu as un très joli blog.
    C'est vraiment très dommage que je parle pas anglais.........
    Comment pourrait on traduire??

  25. Bonjour..j'avoue que "Google Translate"..laisse beaucoup à désirer..Je n'ose pas l'inclure..
    Il serait trop long pour moi de traduire le tout.. car je tape je dois ajouter les accents manuellement un par un .. mais si jamais il y avait quelque chose en particulier qui vous intéressait..
    je ferais de mon mieux pour vous venir en aide:) .
    Have a lovely weekend everyone~

  26. So these have feet and stand up?!
    Hysterical and adorable at the same time Monique..
    Only you could pull this off with such aplomb!!

  27. :-)
    Carol I think Vivian would like kitties:-)

  28. Tellement mignonnes, ces Miss Kitty ! ;o)

  29. I'm SO excited!!! I just ordered the cookie cutter set :) I have some great nieces who are gonna LOVE these cookies. Can't wait, thanks!!

  30. Aww, I've always had a soft spot for Hello Kitty. A few years back I made soaps in her image for my daughter. These cookies are adorable.

  31. I just found your blog, absolutely love it, these cookies are adorable :) xx

  32. Happy you ordered one..affordable I find for such cuteness:)

    Thank you..going to visit:)

  33. These are adorable! Any little girl would love them, especially as they are 3D!

  34. Tes photos sont comme une caresse pour les pupilles!! Bon mardi;)xxx

  35. How utterly delicious, Nana! Writing this one down while I still remember to:)