Every year a friend has a Derby party (and we all wear our fanciest hats -- the girls, not the men! LOL!!) and we all bring food.
This year I chose to bring Mint Julep Cookies. Not a recipe really -- just a good shortbread cookie and then frost with a boozy minty icing.
That was the only empty plate at the end of the party!
The icing is simple -- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 10 mint leaves, minced fine and then add 1 tablespoon of bourbon at a time until it is thick enough to spread but not thin enough to run off the cookie!
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Yummy looking-great idea!!
What fun. We have visited family in Louisville over Derby Week and everyone has a party on Derby Day.
One of the best parties I went to years ago, a coworker had a Derby Day party. She had televisions set up all over the house and yard to watch the race. One woman was so funny, after the race, which took about 3 minutes, she exclaimed, that's my kind of sporting event, get dressed up wear a great hat and it's all over in a few minutes. lol - she thought it would last like an auto race.
Well the Derby is just one of the races for the day.
There is a series of regular races earlier on.
However, the Derby is my kind of sporting event - I can understand it and my mind doesn't wander while I'm watching it like basebal. HS track or swim meets are difficult because your child or team aren't in every event. The absolute worst is trying to figure out football - I just HATE being a spectator so I volunteer to work the concession booth.
Martha, that's one unusual topping that I just HAVE to try. How many cookies will that recipe frost? Thanks for sharing yet another fab dessert w/ us.
I made one recipe of Ina's shortbread and I think I got two and a half dozen cookies -- it frosted all of them nicely -- enough but not too much.
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Thanks for your speedy reply and thanks again for sharing.
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