Harry Potter Day

We all know how much I love Harry Potter, right?

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When I started following a blog in which the main focus of the blog is about cookies, particularly cut out cookies that are decorated beautifully, the blogger posted where she gets her cutters I checked it out of course. And I came across a bunch of them that I wanted to purchase someday.

I came across two of them that I knew what exactly I wanted to do with them. I was going to set them aside for a special day, particularly during the month of October because Harry Potter always reminds me of Halloween and ABC Family always has some type of Harry Potter weekend event or marathon going on (I’m not saying I don’t own the videos, because I do, I think I’ve mentioned it before).

I bought these at the beginning of the month right?

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Last week I made the cookies and then froze them until I was ready to frost them.

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So, as you can see the above picture is of my lightning bolts.

I’m not going to go into detail on how I do this. If you want to know how check out Bridget’s website, again, she makes really cute cookies. She has a ton of tips on how to decorate your cut out cookies.  But basically you outline the cookie with whatever color you want it to be, for example my broomsticks are brown and yellow. Then you take the royal icing and you water it down enough to be the consistency of syrup and then put it into a squeeze bottle and then fill it in the outlined part of your cookies.

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Here, I’m guessing what happened was that the bottle was being overworked and had enough and said “I’m going to ruin a cookie or two”.

After you fill in the cookie, you take a toothpick and spread it out the sides of your outline and make sure there aren’t any bubbles.

Here are my lightening bolt cookies.

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I also came across a fun recipe of Butterbeer. Now for those who don’t know what Butterbeer is, well, you’re just going to have to watch/read Harry Potter. Or you can just go here.

I knew I was going to make a day out of it, so why not add the Butterbeer on top of it, right?

It’s pretty simple to make, find these ingredients.

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Throw some ice cream, ice, cream soda, and butterscotch syrup in a blender.

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And blend!

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It tastes yummy, even Luke drank some, without cohersion….surprised me!

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Well that’s about it from me. I’m going to finish up my Butterbeer and watch the rest of my Harry Potter movies.

Butterbeer Recipe adapted from I heart Nap Time

I halved the recipe, didn’t need that much for just the three of us.

1 quart vanilla ice cream

1/4 cup butterscotch syrup

32 oz cream soda

1/2 cup ice

Directions: Place ice cream, ice, butterscotch and cream soda in a blender. Mix until combined. Serve in cold glasses and top with whipped
cream if desired.

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