Rango Cookies {How-to}

Recently we took our kiddos to see the movie Rango.  First of all, let me say, although I LOVED it myself, it might have been a little too "adult" for my kids.  If they had watched it instead of spending most of their time fighting over the lone pickle, I might have had some explaing to do. Aside from that, Rango was pretty darn hilarious.  So, I cookie-fied him!  This is kind of a two or three day project, so start early. The day before, you … [Read more...]

Flowers in Pots Cookies


I'm one of THOSE girls.  YOU know the ones...I'm one of  the gals that HATES to get flowers.  It actually pains me {unless they are wildflowers or borrowed from my neighbor's rosebush} to receive them.  If my husband is going to spend $100 on me I'd much rather have something that will  still be alive {or useful} after a week. For example, cookie cutters... Anywho, I made these for one of the most inspiring ladies in my little world. Most of you … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day!

I know I am a day early, but unless it's to play on Pinterest, or shop for cookie supplies I won't be anywhere near my computer, so I'd better say it NOW... Besides all my best buds, one of the biggest things I miss about living in Virginia are the thrift stores.  Barbara and I used to spend HOURS scouring them on Saturday mornings and pretty much any other day off just to see what treasures we could find.  It makes me a … [Read more...]

Cinco De Mayo Round-Up

Cinco De Mayo Cookies

Since I got into the cookie thing I've been a little obsessed.  So much so, that anytime I had company I would find a way to direct the conversation toward cookies.  Next thing my poor unsuspecting guest knew they were looking at photo after photo of decorated cookies on my laptop. The great things about blogging, is I don't have to do that anymore. Almost everyone who comes here does so willingly because they want to look at cookies. So, … [Read more...]

Icing Bottles {WFMW}

Icing Bottle with Couplers

I get probably 3 emails a day about my cool little bottles.  "What are they?", "How do they work?" and   "Where can I get them?" are the most common questions. So, today I am going to show you my cool little bottles and tell you where to get your own. I pretty much use three different types of bottles.  A regular old Wilton candy bottle, and small and large bottles that are made to be used with couplers. For those of you interested in … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation Cookies

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week.  It's also Mother's Day Week, which leaves me with twice as much work because my mom IS a teacher! Seriously, I'm not kidding.  She was my computer teacher in high school.  Don't get any ideas about free rides.  She might have been the meanest teacher I had.  Made me sit by her and threatened to make me sit in the hall when SHE made me giggle {true story}.  At the risk of being disowned, I cannot … [Read more...]

Citrus Slices and Wedges

First of all I need to say...one Nation, under God.  Today is a day of thanksgiving.  It doesn't quite feel right to celebrate the death of another human being, however, in this case, I am thankful that this monster will never have the opportunity to hurt another person with his EVIL...On a lighter note, lets talk about cookies.  I have been making citrus cookies since I saw this amazingly inspiring set by one of my FAVORTE cookie … [Read more...]

Royal Follow-up

I thought it would be good to kind of summarize yesterday's theories, and to put up a few photos of pretty cookies to make up for the ugly ones from yesterday. So, here's what we came up with.  Overall, I am leaning toward overbeating as the cause of my mishap. However, a few other common denominators of this kind of disaster are: excessive amounts of icing color, particularly red, black, and browns inadvertently contaminating the … [Read more...]

Royal Icing Disaster

One of the BIGGEST complaints about royal icing is that it can be a royal pain in the wazoo. The royal wedding fever completely missed me until yesterday morning.  I was too busy to even think about it.  I had a simple cookie design that I wanted to try as a gift for one of my childhood friends that I hadn't seen in fifteen years.  She was coming to town, and I wanted to make some special cookies for our little reunion. Since the initial … [Read more...]

Chips and Salsa Cookies {Tutorial}

Cinco de Mayo is kind of a big deal where I'm from.   There are all kinds of events in all of the surrounding communities to celebrate.  There are festivals, music, and my favorite, Mexican food! I decided to celebrate cookie style.  I've posted these cookies before, without instructions and received several inquiries about how I made them curved. So, I thought I'd show y'all before the big day! Since I knew I would be making these more … [Read more...]