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Stand by for battle, we’re about to make Poké Ball cookies!

By now the whole world has heard of Pokémon Go. It’s quickly become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history.pokemon-go-gif

Perhaps you’re not playing Pokémon Go, but I’m sure you know what Pokémon is! It was a game made popular in the late 90s/early 2000s.

I used to play it all the time in elementary school. Of course I loved me some Jigglypuff, she was the cute little pink ball and had the prettiest eyes! jigglypuff

On a family vacation to Hawaii in the third grade, I stumbled upon a Pokémon convention. I was so hopeful that I would end up trading some of my Pokémon cards for something great! And that’s exactly what happened. I traded a few of my cards for a Venasaur, the final stage of evolution of the cute little Bulbasaur. I was so excited! I used my hotel phone to call my friend back home to tell her the good news! Immediately after I told her about Venasaur, she told me she traded a few of her cards for a Charizard (the final stage of Charmander). I can’t begin to tell you how jealous I was. Charizard is a freaking dragon!!! I wanted a Charizard so badly. This was the first time I was taught to be happy for other people’s successes, regardless of how envious I am. #lessonlearned #thanksmomma

IMG_6274Now that Pokémon has made a major comeback, I can’t help but want to be a little kiddo again. Those were the days! But now I have to pay bills, nap time isn’t a thing anymore, and what on earth is “free time??” Adulting is so much fun!! cue the sarcasm

I’m only kidding. This thing called life is truly a blast. And we’re going to continue the fun by heading into the kitchen to make these Pokémon Poké Ball cookies! They’re decorated on a chocolate chip shortbread cookie, and this so happens to be my favorite shortbread cookie recipe to date. It’s so stinkin’ easy!

And now I’m really excited to share this recipe with all of you! Take a look at the video below, you’ll get a step-by-step tutorial on how to make Poké Ball cookies!

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I absolutely love the taste of these shortbread cookies but they’re so much yummier when they’re decorated as Poké Ball! The rich, sweet flavor of the royal icing just blows this cookie outta the water.

If you’re eating these Poké Ball cookies while playing Pokémon Go, be sure to snap a pic of yourself and tag Pretty Little Bakers! I’ll gladly repost/retweet your pics! Especially if there’s a cute little Pokémon on screen, then I must post it! Make sure you’re following Pretty Little Bakers on social media. I’m on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram! Also, if there’s any other dessert you’d like to see featured on PLB, let me know! I’ll try to make it happen!

Now we just gotta catch ‘em all!

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