Colors create moods, and pink is usually a happy color.
Some have imputed unconditional love and compassion to it, that it represents nurturing and hopefulness. As a room color it helps to calm.
Pink for Joy
Pink summer roses, strawberry ice cream, morning sunrise skies, little girl’s ribbons, all are connected with the color, but the darkest days of winter? Not a connection my own mind would make.
It does seem a fitting contrast when thinking about Christ’s coming at Christmas. No matter what the earthly season, the spiritual days had dimmed and the light of Christ shown like a burst of dawn into history.
Determine in your heart to give joy to someone this week. Maybe bake these cookies, or just give hugs.
46 And Mary said:
â€œMy soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for meâ€”
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.â€
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Lo, How A Rose E’erblooming
Big Pink Cookies
Today I wanted something fun to do, so included is the recipe for an easy, flavorful sugar cookies with pink frosting
A Big Pink Cookie
A frosted cutout sugar cookie
- 5 c all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 lb unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 c sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp almond
- 1 tsp cardamon
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 c unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 3 c powdered sugar
- drops of red food coloring or some strawberry jam
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cardamom in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Beat the butter and sugar together on high speed for about 5 minutes, scrape down the sides of the bowl until light and fluffy.
- Slowly add one egg at a time to the sugar mixture, blending completely; add vanilla. Cream in the almond extract. Scrape the sides of the bowl down.
- Add the dry ingredients and beat on medium
- Divide soft dough into three equal parts and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill the dough at least an hour up to overnight
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Roll dough to 1/4" to 1/2" thickness on floured surface. Cut desired shapes (rounds or hearts)
- Bake for 12-16 minutes until edges lightly brown.
- Cool on cookie racks; frost once cooled.
- Make frosting: cream the butter, cream cheese and almond extract; slowly add in powdered sugar and either strawberries or food coloring.
Simple cutout cookies. Use medium sized cutter. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles or colored sugar.
recipe from Baking The Goods