AMAZING Easter Cookies

The closer it comes to Easter, the more and more beautiful cookies keep popping up. And when I say beautiful, I MEAN beautiful! I spent the last two days in Austin working with some AMAZING women on passing a bill that will allow people like myslef to legally bake from home, which is an answered prayer for many.If you are from Texas, or any other state for that matter and interested in keeping up their progress, you should … [Read more...]

Other Easter Options, Cookie Style!

I've been accused of being a little cookie obsessed, even when it goes a little beyond actual cookies.  So, today I'd like to bring you a few ideas for filling your Easter baskets, cookie style, without actually MAKING them.I have been oogling this first idea for months.  It's no secret that I LOVE felt cookies.  Especially these little cuties.  They were made by Heather Sitarzewski, a graphic designer, and all … [Read more...]

Blushing Bunnies

Normally, I'm one to figure things out for myself, whether it be trial and error, or Google-ing it to death. However, this little trick was one of those things that COMPLETELY eluded me.For the life of me, I could NOT figure out HOW everyone was blushing those adorable little cheeks.  So, I asked my friend, Fiona, the maker of these cuties, how it was done...I really would not have figured it out {at least not easily} if she hadn't told … [Read more...]

The Twenty Second Rule {Twenty-Second Icing}

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Yeah, I know...completely different than anything you have heard or seen... I guess I am a rebel. Or lazy. Maybe a little of both. Whatever the case, this works, and once you get the hang of it, it will save you time and frustration when decorating cookies. This is a visual example of "Oh, @#*! Icing {view post here}I most often use this when I have waited until last minute do work on a set of cookies, but it also works for achieving certain … [Read more...]

Simple Easter Cupcakes and Cookie Toppers

I've shown you two pretty labor intensive Easter cupcake ideas, Bunny Ear Cupcakes and Bird Nest Cupcake toppers, but today I wanted to show a simpler version.  Although I like the look of them, in the end, you don't really need picks and all the bells and whistles.  Sometimes, simple is best.I made about a dozen of these little cookies from my last little bit of dough the other day. Then, I whipped up the simplest but most amazing … [Read more...]

Autism Awareness

************GIVEAWAY CLOSED************?Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month?  It is a month dedicated to increasing awareness and educating the public about autism.A few weeks ago, I was approached by my friend Mique about doing a special project for Autism Awareness.  I personally haven't had much experience with autism, however,  as the mother of an autistic child, this campaign is very near and … [Read more...]

Splash Guard, West Texas Style

Do you know what this is?  I am not sure if this tip is smart or shameful, but it works for me, so I'll share...This is pretty much the "I live in the middle of nowhere" version of this...which also happens to cost about twenty-five dollars, BEFORE shipping!The story of this contraption goes pretty much like this...One evening while baking, I was talking on the phone with my friend Jenni {who happens to be very patient with the mixer … [Read more...]

Speckled Egg Cookies

*******UPDATED 3/23/2012:  You know how yoou sit around and think about something for a year or so, then suddenly it occurs to you that you might have been doing something the dumb hard way?  Well after stewing over it, I am thinking, it might be easier to suck a tiny bit of icing up with the tip of the squeeze bottle, a la medicine bottle style, rather than put it IN the bottle.  I haven't tested it, but I was thinking it would work, so you … [Read more...]

Special Delivery

Have you seen this beautiful baby shower collection from The Celebration Shoppe?  It is called Special Delivery, and I adore it!It's soft and sweet, yet neutral enough that it's great for a girl or a boy.  And the best part is the cute little animals are the perfect inspiration for cookies.This little hippo cookie is so cute, and so very easy to make with cutters you might already own!Here's how I did it.?First, I took an inexpensive … [Read more...]

Easter Eye-Candy

Today I wanted to bring you a fun and inspiring Easter cookie roundup from some of my most talented cookie friends!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!Each photo links to the artisan's blog, Flickr photostream, or ETSY shop, so, if you would like to see more, click on the photo =)This cute little pastel bunnies are from Bea, at Cancun Cookies {she really IS in Cancun =)}My super talented friend Bren made these.  Should really check … [Read more...]