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White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread
White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies. #AREYOUKIDDINGME?! (drops mic...) Valentine's Day isn't JUST FOR ADULTS anymore. Any retailer could tell you that with entire aisles devoted to merchandise for every age bracket. Let me share with you some truth: cookies are for all ages. Cookies do not discriminate. They love all peoples despite their drama and whatnot. Don't forget about the kids this V-Day with this epic five-star cookie recipe from Midwest Living, online. Ingredients 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup cold butter 12 ounces white chocolate baking squares with cocoa butter, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 drops red food coloring (optional) 2 teaspoons shortening White nonpareils and/or red edible glitter (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spread cherries on paper towels to drain well. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in drained cherries and 4 ounces (2/3 cup) of the chopped chocolate. Stir in almond extract and, if desired, food coloring. Knead until smooth and form into a ball. Note: dough will be crumbly at first, but will come together as you work the dough with your hands. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar, flatten balls to 1-1/2-inch rounds. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until centers are set. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. In a small saucepan, combine remaining 8 ounces white chocolate and the shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. If desired, roll dipped edge in edible embellishments. Place cookies on waxed paper until chocolate is set. Makes about 60. Be honest girls. Your Valentine presents you with a box of these homemade White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread cookies INSTEAD of buying you (that must-have Sephora/ product). Blessing or curse?!?!?! @jordanhamilton @kaminisingh @alywoah @TessStevens @mikayla @ChelseaHeyes @QueenYuki @KyotieWolf @kristenadams @Donnas @stargaze @flymetothemoon @ImUrBestFriend @galinda @Bekka @RaquelArredondo @jazziejazz @rmayra1 @prgurl4u2envy @DemiP @alannasofia @PurpleChick @humairaa @modernromance @raquelarredondo @butterflyblu @heartofgold
Anime Horoscopes: The Signs As Villains!
Hey Vingle Nakama! I see horoscopes all over the interwebz. I see different, weird horoscope stuff that sections off the signs into favorited characters or favorited ships, to even stuff like 'The Signs as Fruits'. I don't know all that much about horoscopes, but I know the basic gist of it. Plus, all those horoscope things look like a bunch of fun, so I thought 'why not in the anime community?' I'll try and do updated horoscopes at some kind of regular interval if people like them! (All horoscope descriptions from So here's The Signs as Anime Villains!!! Aries - Tsukiyama (Tokyo Ghoul) Aries personalities are independent. Being the first of the zodiac signs, they venture out and are go-getters, often leading the way. Their upbeat and magnetic personality often entices others to follow their lead because Aries personalities bring excitement into others lives. (via) Taurus - Sir Crocodile (One Piece) Taurus like to do things their way. They are perfectly fine on being alone, this way things get done they way they want them to be done. Taurus is not a follower, but they are not the brave one either. Taurus is perfectly independent. With their perseverance, they get things done and can do quite well for themselves. Gemini - Crona (Soul Eater) Gemini have the ability to react instantly to situations, and as a result, they have a very nervous temperament. They can be compared to a wound up spring as they attempt to absorb everything they can about their surroundings at once. Cancer - Rabo (Noragami) Cancers are complex, fragile, unpredictable and temperamental and need constant support and encouragement, more then any other astrology signs, Cancer needs to be needed. Even when all needs are satisfied, they can be irritable and cranky. They have an uneasy, delicate temperament. Leo - Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill) Leo is the lion, this well suited symbol represents Leo very well. They possess a kingdom which they protest and cherish. The are highly esteemed, honorable and very devoted to themselves in particular. The kingdom could be anything from work to home to a partner, whatever it is, Leo rules it. Virgo - Zeref (Fairy Tail) Virgo exists in the mind, everything is inside. To the world, Virgo presents a calm and collected exterior but on the inside, nervous uncontrolled intensity in the mind, trying to figure things out, how to improve everything, analyzing and thinking. Libra - Griffith (Berserk) In return for a Libra's amazing ability to be a good listener, sooth and calm people, they expect admiration. Libras will gather a group of people, everyone will become friends then the Libra will be in the center of the group. They like the attention and the admiration for the people that they have brought together. Scorpio - Light Yagami (Death Note) Scorpios are very deep, intense people, there is always more then meets the eye. They present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world yet lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will and a persistent drive. Sagittarius - Sosuke Aizen (Bleach) Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality that is free like a bird, Sagittarius cannot be contained. They are full of curiosity and they always look forward to the future, never dwelling on the past. Capricorn - Lelouch Vi Britannia (Code Geass) Capricorns like being in control of their surroundings and everyone in their life. Capricorns are very cautious but this only to survey the situation before leaping in, they will never make a hasty jump in. Aquarius - Orochimaru (Naruto) Aquarius are the people who deviate from the crowd and go their own way. They are always after intellectual stimulation, constantly discovering something new, forming new opinions and stubbornly traveling their way regardless of what other people think. Pisces - Father (Fullmetal Alchemist) The Pisces personality is hard to pin down, it is very mysterious and elusive. Pisces are molded by their surroundings, they incorporate their experiences and surroundings into themselves. They have extreme compassion and they feel the pain of others.