That’s SO Jenn’s New Year’s Eve Cookie Clock Cake

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With New Years Eve right around the corner, I wanted to remind you of this one from 2012! It’s a fun project to do with the kids, perfect for hosting a party of your own, and a show stopper for a festive pot luck. I was so excited when I came up with this idea (don’t you just love when a lightbulb goes off and your creative wheels spin?!), and didn’t want you to miss out! Let the countdown begin!

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Hubby and I are going to a New Year’s Eve party tonight, and of course there is no way I would show up empty handed. I asked the hostess what she preferred me to bring, and she said if I really insisted, a dessert would be great. Obviously, I wanted to do something theme oriented, so I decided to give myself one last challenge for 2012.

I couldn’t think of a better way to represent the turning of the hour than with a clock, the universal way we all count down to midnight. After having so much fun creating my ‘burgers on the grill’ cookie cake, I realized this was the perfect canvas (and shape!) for my vision.

I’m so excited to share what I came up with because this is another one of those allusions I love–something that looks impressive, but really doesn’t take a whole lot of time to execute.

Whether you’re looking forward to starting a fresh 365 days ahead, ready to simply enter the month of January or just pumped to begin a new day, we can always find a reason to celebrate!

Ingredients:

Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix

1 egg

1 stick of butter

Chocolate chips

4 Hershey’s kisses

Small square chocolate covered wafers or graham crackers

Betty Crocker white cookie writing icing

2 Pirouline rolled wafer cookies

Star shaped confetti sprinkles

You will also need: 1 pizza pan (disposables are available in your grocery store’s baking aisle)

Instructions:

Prepare sugar cookie dough according to instructions by adding softened butter and one egg to the mix.

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Transfer dough to your pizza pan.

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Smooth dough to the edges of the pan using plastic wrap and a rolling pin for easing distribution.

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Bake about 15 minutes, until slightly golden and allow to cool.

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Ready to decorate? Snap the tip of your writing icing at a slight angle, close to the bottom to ensure a thin point.

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Unwrap your Hershey’s kisses and use your writing icing to ‘glue’ them on to the cookie cake.

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Place your kisses at the north, south, east and west points of the cookie.

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Spread out your chocolate covered wafers and use your writing icing to individually pipe numbers 1-12.

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Use your writing icing to adhere each of the numbers to your clock.

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Follow the Hershey’s kisses as a guideline, playing around with the spacing first before you stick them on.

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To create seconds, one at a time (ha), lightly squeeze writing icing onto each chocolate chip and spread out three in between each number. A real clock has four, but a cookie clock has whatever fits!

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For the hands, cut your Pirouline into two different sizes. One will be in half and the other will be about one third.

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Attach each of the Piroulines with your writing icing, facing them towards the number 12.

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Finally, use a touch of writing icing to place your confetti stars onto the clock to symbolize the striking of midnight (as seen above).

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Eat and enjoy a very happy new year!

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