Marshmallow Gidget Cookies

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We are in cozy holiday mode over here, which involves lots of movie nights. I LOVE IT! Since The Secret Life of Pets comes out today on Blu-ray & DVD (the new release comes with close to an hour of bonus footage PLUS 3 Mini Movies, eeep!) we couldn’t help but set up a fancy little snack table inspired by our sponsor Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and my favorite character from the movie, Gidget.

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Gidget is a white fluff ball of a pup with a pink bow and a heart as big as New York City. I just love how brave and determined she is to find Max. It warms my soul. It’s so fun to fantasize about what our pets do when we aren’t home. I doubt their adventures are quite this exciting.

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The highlight of our spread was pretty, pretty marshmallow cookies that are simple to put together, darling to look at, and a delight to nosh on. Read on for the simple no-bake instructions plus more ideas for a cute “Pets”-themed party. And yes those are malt milk balls in a kitty bowl. The kids are cracking up. And a little scared.

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From the humans behind Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The all-star voice cast includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks.

Of course for a fluffy Gidget cookie, I had to top it with a bow. Here is how to make one out of fondant.

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– Roll out length of fondant about the size of a pencil on a board or matt coated in powdered sugar.

– Use a rolling pin to flatten into a ribbon and cut a 3-4″ length.

– Fold the sides back and pinch to close.

– Crimp the center of the bow by folding the bow in half and then folding back the edges.

– Cut another 1″ of ribbon.

– Roll it the long way.

– Wrap piece around the center of the bow and use a  little water to seal if necessary.

– Done!

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Now that you’ve made a pile of cute pink bows. Frost a bag/batch of your favorite cookies. Top with a bow. Cut a bunch of mini marshmallows in half and pile them on. The kids will love doing this part!

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Surprise them by piling some snacks in kitty bowls. So funny and weird.

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Tie pretty bows onto fancy glasses of lemonade.

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Add some tennis balls to a glass vase for a fun surprise. And enjoy the show!

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This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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