How Much Is That Puppy In The Window?

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Please excuse the title of this post. I know. Yesterday we celebrated my sister and her husband as they prepare to bring a new baby boy into the world. Being the fabulous sister I am, I offered to make party favors for the shower guest. Knowing that little boys are, in part, made up of puppy dog tails, it only made sense to create a puppy dog shaped cookie. They turned out so cute!

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The baby shower was held in the ballroom of Pine Ridge Country Club, and everyone had a fantastic time! We stayed simple with the shower decor: the country club did their thing with the table setting, brought in blue hydrangeas for each table, and placed a puppy cookie at each seat along with an “advice for the new parents card. We also put some pens and dog bone sugar cookies at the center of the tables.

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For the puppy favors, I used the personally tried and true sugar cookie and royal icing recipes from sweetopia.net. These cookies go perfectly with the royal icing, and the dough is a DREAM to work with! Typically I would have dreaded rolling out cookie dough for 60 giant puppy cookies, but this dough is extremely accommodating when you give it a little bit of flour before rolling.

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Congratulations Maria and Nick! I can’t wait to meet my sweet little nephew!

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