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Mike and Ike Cookies {Infused Vodka Glaze}

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Are you ready for a Mike and Ike cookies recipe? It’s no surprise there isn’t a Mike and Ike cookies recipe to be found on the interwebz.  It’s sort of the same situation I ran into with my Mike and Ike flavored vodka. I swear I come up with the weirdest ideas when I stay up too late. I sat there staring at the boxes of Mike and Ikes I was sent, begging them to tell me what to do with them. It ended up being a glorious 2 am prophecy!

Watermelon and lemon Mike and Ike Cookies Recipe {Horrible Housewife}

Here’s how you make Mike and Ike cookies Chop up the candy for the Mike and Ike cookies recipe. {Horrible Housewife}

I spilt the box of candy in half so I would have Mike and Ikes inside my cookies and a delicious glaze to top the cookies. That is, until I realized Mike and Ikes don’t melt like I thought they would. And then it hit me! Why not make my glaze from the infused vodka I made! Say what? We have a world class genius on our hands

Note: Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe for these cookies. Because I’m anal about the presentation I used a rolled sugar cookie and cut them into perfectly round circles.

Making the vodka glaze for the Mike and Ike cookies recipe. {Horrible Housewife}

Making the glaze is as simple as mixing vodka and powdered sugar in a small pan, over medium heat. I stirred the cup of vodka while adding powdered sugar until it was a spreadable consistency. (I used about 2 1/4 cups of sugar) Then I used a pastry brush to coat the tops of my cookies and let it harden before indulging in my sweet treats.

Retro Mike and Ike cookies recipe {Horrible Housewife}


They were so good that Michael made me make a second batch so I didn’t waste the vodka glaze! It worked out because he cleaned the kitchen the second time around. Awwwww!

I received boxes of Mike and Ikes in order to facilitate my review. All opinions, pictures, and recipes are my own.

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My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

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  1. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    Vodka and candy! Yum…I’m in.
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  2. Jill

    Hilarious! Make them again after you make dinner one night… see if you’re on to something with that whole cleaning thing. 😉
    Jill recently posted..What Would You Do? When $141 is worth more than dollars.My Profile


  3. Jeana

    I was just talking to someone about INfused Vodka the other day – how creative to create a cookie glaze with it!
    Jeana recently posted..A First Look at Capitol Couture from The Hunger Games “Catching Fire”My Profile


  4. Marina

    Whoa! I know a friend who would be thrilled to see this!
    Marina recently posted..Healthy zucchini oat nut cookiesMy Profile


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