Monday, December 20, 2010

Elmo love and the Making of a Monster

This weekend our little lovie turned 2! As much as I am itching to gush about how I can't believe how fast time has gone and how amazing she is, I am going to save that for another post complete with pics from her party. This post is for the party favors and cupcakes I made. Running had to take a back seat this weekend to baking. It was a hard choice but waking up on Saturday feeling like I got hit with the flu across the face made it easier! Today I was going to wake up and go run early but the raging snowstorm had another idea. I am hoping that tomorrow and on I will be able to reset and run.

Ok so I am getting off track...well if you have any holiday parties coming up that involve a cookie swap, you HAVE to try these cookies! They are Paula Deen Monster Cookies and while they may not be so great on the hips, they are oh so tasty on the lips! Click here for the recipe! Well they were perfect for an Elmo party...I mean Cookie Monster...Monster Cookies...well here they are in pics!
I'm sure there are healthier ingredients you could use but then it wouldn't be Paula Deen!

All mixed up andready to go...did I mention you use an entire jar of peanut butter?

They are seriously as big as my hand...each person got one

I also made my own cupcake stand out of boxes and polka-dots! It came out so cute!!! Oh and yes I made Elmo cupcakes...they were so fun!!

This party was so fun to plan! It is such a blessing to have the time to really get my craft on!


  1. I have been wanting to make those cookies ever since I saw that recipe. Basically all Paula Dean recipes start with two sticks of butter and are delish! Glad to see that you liked them.

  2. They came out so cute! Great job!

  3. Mmmmmm-I love Monster Cookies! Great job on the cupcake stand. Looks professional!