Smart Cookie and Mock Macarons

One of the bloggers I absolutely love and am totally in awe of is Christi from Love from the Oven.  Between her ability to find cute baking ingredients and homewares at Target, her love of super gooey sweets and her refusal to embrace the current diet fads (the ones which eliminate anything delicious!)

So I was so happy that her new book, Smart Cookie, was released.  It’s a great collection of how to turn basic store-bought cookies into adorable treats, which will definitely get you compliments on innovation and creativity.  The book uses not only cookies, but store-bought frosting, candies and candy melts (easy to use ingredients).  The one thing I will note is that this book may be harder to use for international readers, as a lot of the ingredients can be hard to find outside of the US.

I really enjoyed the book – I was able to whip up these mock macarons for Beardy Fiance’s work in about half an hour.  It would also be a great book to do with children, who would love crafting together cookies into fun, edible, seasonal designs.

4646209_281272_CookieCoverMock Macarons (from Smart Cookie)

Ingredients:

1 box of Nilla Wafers

1 jar of vanilla icing

A few drops of food colouring

IngredientsPour some of the vanilla icing into a microwave-safe bowl.  Heat the frosting for approximately 20 seconds and mix in the food colouring.  The consistency should be about that of chocolate syrup.

Heat the frosting for approximately 20 seconds and mix in the food colouringSpread the coloured frosting over the Nilla wafers and allow it to cool and stiffen.

Spread the coloured frosting over the Nilla wafers and allow it to coolSpread the thicker white frosting in the centre of two wafers, like the filling of a macaron.  Let the frosting set for several hours.

Smart CookieI received a copy of Smart Cookie to review from Running Press, but all opinions are my own.  This post does contain affiliate links.

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