Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rock the Red Pump Stiletto Cookies

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Anyone who knows me well most likely remembers my AIDS activist days in the 80's (you can read a bit about my experience HERE.) Anyone who knows me from the 80's has also probably seen me spend a significant amount of time running around in red stilettos.  

When I saw an ad for The Red Pump Project, I was in. Shoes and AIDS. Two things I am passionate about. The project has asked bloggers to Rock the Red Pump on their blog today. You can see the banner in my side bar on the right. So I am rocking these red stiletto sugar cookies in honor of the day.

The goal of the project to is raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS among women and girls. HERE is a link to Red Pump events around the country surrounding National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

From the The Red Pump Project's site:

While progress has definitely been made in the areas of AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27% of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women accounting for 66% of that group.

Even if you are lucky enough to not have AIDS touch your life in any way, consider a donation, encourage someone to get tested, and support all the women in your lives from young ladies to senior citizens to educate themselves.

I still like to run around in high heeled shoes whatever the color but I also can bake a few.

Red Stiletto Sugar Cookies

I am continuing to practice my cookie decorating skills. Unfortunately I made these at the same time I made the Lions so they also exude a certain jet lagged wonkiness.

For the Cookies:  I used a sugar cookie recipe from Bake at 350. Printable found HERE.

For the IcingI used SweetSugarBelle'sTop Secret Royal Icing recipe. This icing is very thick at first. You need to keep adding liquid to find the consistency that work for you for both outline and flooding.

I had a ton of red sparkle sugar, sprinkles, hologram dust, nonpareils on hand so I just smothered 'em in decoration. I love how a little decoration can hide a little imperfection.


  1. pretty cookies for a worthy cause. I love the different types of toppings you put on these stilletos!

  2. You've not only inspired me to donate to the cause but to get over my fear of high heels. These cookies are gorgeous!

  3. Such fun looking cookies for such a worthy cause. Great job!

  4. Absolutely fabulous daaahling! Right up my alley (when I lived in SF I volunteered at an AIDS hospice, which was a tough but very worthwhile way of spending my Sunday mornings) and LOVE the colour!

  5. You know this touches me. I wish I would have known about it. Let's do it again in December. Of course it goes without saying that these are spectacular.


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