Leopard Print Cookie {Tutorial}


Valentine's Day is coming fast, and with it comes leopard print.  I have made a lot of leopard print cookies over the last two years... Now, if you want to get technical, I really didn't know if this was leopard until yesterday.  To me cheetahs, leopards and jaguars all look the same.  But without telling you way more than you really want to know about the three, it is leopard.  I checked =) and if you really care to know the difference, … [Read more...]

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

Join 'em!  It's that time again!  The Superbowl is here.  Really.  It's right here in Texas.I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little relieved when both of Bern Dogg's teams, the Cowboys AND the Longhorns {did I mention we're from Texas} dropped out early.Finally, I had a fighting chance to watch TV on the weekend again.However, this weekend's a little different. No matter who's playing, there's no getting out of the … [Read more...]

Meet Loren {Ribbon Roses}

Today I would like to introduce you to my friend Loren. I actually "met" Loren by accident. It all started when another one of my favorite cookiers, Ali Bee, made the most stunning set of cookies I had EVER seen. What thrilled me the most were the tiny perfect little roses on them. Of course, I had to know how she made them, and that led me to Loren. I have tried for two years to make the perfect rose, and I never quite came up with a winner. … [Read more...]

"SOLE" Mates

My friend Mique and I had so much fun making cookie Valentine's last week, we thought we would do it again!  I couldn't wait to make her newest printables into  cookies!Believe it or not, I don't have a small shoe sole cutter, so I had to make one.  *A  flip-flop would work, but the one I have is too large for the design I wanted to doIt was easy and inexpensive.  All I needed was an extra dog bone cutter from … [Read more...]

I Love You, Don’t Smoke…

I wrote this recipe in memory of my Nanny, who continued to buy pecan sandies for her husband Paul, long after he passed away.  She was a huge part of my life, and even though she has been gone over two years, I still miss her every day.Today I had the privilege of submitting a guest post to Frosting For the Cause.  I chose to write in honor of my Nanny.  To read her story, click on the photo below.Nanny’s Pecan Sandie Roll-Outs … [Read more...]

Oh @#*! Icing

*Warning if you are easily offended, stop now. I have definitely been reading my Amy Sedaris book. Come back tomorrow after my mom calls and threatens to wash my mouth out with soap, I will be back to my normal non-inflamitory self.When I was younger and first moved out on my own, I said a lot of badwords. I don't know if it was the thrill of being able to, or one of the hazards of my close proximity to a bunch of sailors … [Read more...]

Einstein Was Crazy, Right?

For those of you who think I am organized, or have that I have all my ducks in a row, I LOVE YOU, but its not true =( The real Callye is always behind. I am one of those gals who gets caught up in a vision, makes a huge mess and cleans it up Bernie cleans it up later. I never sit down, and I am always doing at least ten things at once, which is strange since I don’t believe in multi-tasking. Oh yes, and I also procrastinate in THE WORST … [Read more...]

Glorious Friends

Ever since I came across this adorable photo on my friend Glory's Flickr page, I have been dying to make cookie Valentines with my kids.  This is the photo that started it all...The problem was, even though I know my way around a cookie cutter, I'm not so patient great with paper crafts.  So, late last Sunday night I called Glory for a last-minute, one-on-one, how-to on making printables.Did I mention … [Read more...]

More GRRRRR-eat Valentine’s Ideas!

This idea belongs to my middle child.  Caleb is such a funny kid.  He like dinosaurs a LOT.  He might even be a little obsessed with them.  So, it wasn't any surprise that he picked dinosaur cookies for his Valentine's Day idea.For the first set, I went with the old faithfuls, dinosaurs as hearts.  These are always a hit.  I can't take credit for this idea, I think it was a Wilton thing once upon a … [Read more...]

I “WHEELIE” Like This Idea!

One of the joys of my new-found Twitter addiction is that I find cool stuff.  LOTS of cool stuff. Since joining, I find myself inspired almost as quickly as I can make cookies!Last week I stumbled upon these cuties, by Mique {Pronounced Mickey, like the mouse}, at Thirty Handmade Days. I KNEW immediately that I had to "COOKIE" them...So I did.  The boys were SOOOOOOOO excited, especially Evan because he got to help...Just … [Read more...]