50+ Ways to Say, “Happy Valentine’s Day” with Cookies

Valentine's Day Cookie Ideas Collage

I could probably make a career out of Valentine's Day cookies.  With so many cute and corny sayings, the possibilities are endless!  With the Valentine's Day cookie crunch in full swing, I thought it would be fun to list some of my favorites, along with cookie ideas to match. Click on the links and prepare to be inspired! Love stinks Wild about you {links to giraffe, zebra print, and more at the bottom of the post} Let's hang out or … [Read more...]

Decorated Latte Cookies

Decorated Latte Cookie

With a polar blast that just won't let, up you may need something to keep you warm and occupied through the cold days ahead.  These simple latte cookies are the perfect project for a cold winter day! I  used two different cutters to make these favor-sized latte cookies...Wilton's Comfort Grip Frankenstein and skull, which can be purchased here and here. If you prefer smaller cookies, there are several cutters {like this one} that w0uld make … [Read more...]

Decorated Love Bird Cookies

Lovebird Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

You might have noticed by now that I have a long running love affair with bluebirds.  Somehow, I end up making a variation of them every single year.  I'd almost decided to take a break, but when I discovered these adorable illustrations by Cookies With Character, I knew they'd be happening soon. Krista's latest artistic venture, Drawn with Character, takes cookie decorating to a whole new level.  Specializing in clip art designed with the … [Read more...]

Panda Bear Cookies

Panda Cookie Platter for Chinese New Year_Sweetsugarbelle

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed an unfortunate lack of bear face cookie cutters on the market today?  The ones I've found are either way too big or way too small. While I wait for someone to remedy this, I'm limited to using what I have.  While I've been known to morph frog cutters into bear faces, this time around I wanted something a little "rounder". I used simple circle cutters to piece together these panda face cookies.  When … [Read more...]

Cookie Deli Platter for Superbowl Sunday

Deli Tray Cookie Platter

You know you have reached the brink of cookie insanity when you cookie a commercial you see on TV.  Thank goodness for DVR, right?  With a quick press of the pause button and the click of a camera phone, this cookie idea came to life. Each cookie in this collection was made with widely avaliable cutters.  A letter "C" from the Wilton ABC & 123 cookie cutter set, small scalloped and regular rounds, a small square, and half-moon … [Read more...]

Polar Pals Decorated Cookies

Polar Pals Cookies

With the recent blast of bitterly cold weather, it is almost impossible not to have winter cookies on the brain.  Polar pal cookies are the perfect way to keep warm and busy on a long winter day. I used my trusty snowman cutter as the base for this sweet little snow girl. To make these cookies you will need: Yellow piping and 20-second icing Flesh tone piping and 20-second icing {a small amount} Red piping and flood icing Black … [Read more...]

Decorated Cardinal Cookies

Cardinal Cookie Sweetsugarbelle

I've always wanted to make cardinal cookies, but I've never been able to find quite the right cutter.  This year, I decided to make it happen. It took a little thought, but when it finally hit me I was super excited...and a little sad I hadn't thought of it earlier.  I made this cookie using  a simple egg trimmed with a heart.  If you want a curvier bird, a flip-flop works well too. Like many of my cookies {on a good week} my cardinals … [Read more...]

Decorated Rose Cookies

Decorated Rose Bud Cookie

Believe it or not, I have never been a rose kind of girl.  It's always bothered me that something so expensive dies in just a few days.  That doesn't mean I'm not a romantic.  I just prefer gifts that last a little longer or at least taste good. I really like these cookies because they were inspired by a paper bouquet my little boy made for me. When I looked at the rose, I immediately saw a bell.  The longer I thought about it, I saw even … [Read more...]

Skunk Face Cookies

Skunk Face Cookie

Would you laugh if I told you that for the rest of my life skunks will remind me of my Nanny?  True story, here's why. One year I got a lawn mowing job in the town where my Nanny lived {another long story} so, I moved in with her for the summer. It was a pretty good arrangement, except for her dog Moose, who had somewhere along the line become more human than dog.  He ate what we ate, went where we went, and pretty much ruled the … [Read more...]

Black-Eyed Pea Cookies for New Year’s Day

Black Eyed Pea Cookies_Sweetsugarbelle

For as long as I can remember, my family has had the same menu on New Year's Day.  Pork roast, cabbage, corn bread, and black-eyed peas.  As I kid, I loathed the first day of the year but not nearly so much as my poor brother, who almost always swallowed a single black-eyed pea kicking and screaming.  Maybe if it had been cookies, he'd have been more appreciative of our tradition. These days I'm down for the peas, but even if I weren't, I'd … [Read more...]