Press and Seal Icing Pods

Icing Pods

This tip isn't novel or new, but in case ya missed it I thought I'd talk about the plastic wrap trick one more time. What is the plastic wrap trick, you ask?  Basically it's putting royal icing into neat little plastic wrap pods before bagging.  This allows you to quickly and easily refill bags while working, cuts down on cleanup time, and extends the life of disposable pastry bags.  You can watch a video demonstration here or click here for a … [Read more...]

Whimsical Reindeer Cookies with Cookies with Character {Guest Post}

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What happens when a former Disney animator becomes a cookie artisan?  That's right...magic. I fell in love with Krista, of Cookies with Character a few years ago.  Besides being amazingly perfect, her cookies have so much...CHARACTER! When this amazing cookie landed in my inbox, I was completely inspired.  I've seen gingerbread reindeer, but never like this! Hey there fellow cookie lovers! I’m Krista from Cookies with Character. When … [Read more...]

Mrs. Claus Cookies

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Remember when Lila Loa declared it the year of turkey head cookie?  Well, I'm going to elaborate on that and declare it the year of turkey head AND Mrs. Claus cookies. I really gave myself a big ol' pat on the back when it occurred to me to give the oft forgotten first lady of Christmas a nod. Turns out the old saying, "great minds think alike" is true.  As soon as I finished sketching, Michelle sent me these.  Then a few days later I … [Read more...]

$500 Holiday Cash Giveaway!

Holiday Cash Giveaway

Wanna win a little extra money just in time for the holidays?  Well, here's your shot!  I've teamed up a group of baking bloggers to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this great prize! Only one reader will win.  Entries using the widget below. Facebook, Twitter and email entries are not valid.  Open to US residents only. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Christmas Bear in a Boot Cookies {Guest Post}

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One of the most amazing things about this cookie adventure has been the opportunity to meet cookie artisans from around the globe. Today I would like everyone to welcome  a special guest all the way from Brazil! Paula, of Dear Sweet Cookies, specializes in simple but beautiful designs using common cookie cutters.   These adorable Christmas bear cookies are no exception.  I love this idea! Hi! My name is  Paula of Dear Sweet Cookies , from … [Read more...]

Chocolate Strawberry Truffles with Hoosier Homemade {Guest Post}

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Would you believe it if I told you that I've never been attended a real cookie swap?  Sad, I know. When I got the invite for a virtual swap I jumped at the chance to attend!  Today I'll be sharing my creation over at Roxanna's Home Baking, while my friend Liz, of Hoosier Homemade keeps y'all company here. Since I pretty much stink at any sweets that aren't cookies I was super excited she brought truffles.  Enjoy! Well hello there … [Read more...]

North Pole Cookie Pops

North Pole Cookie Pop

I used to be a little afraid cookie pops, but the moment I spotted peppermint striped sticks at World Market, I was inspired.  I knew I'd have to face my fear and turn them into North Pole cookie pops. For this project I chose a simple square and my crayon cutter from Karen's Cookies, but you can use whatever you like.  Also, if you can't find peppermint stripe sticks, plain ones will work too...we'll talk about that more later. Before … [Read more...]

Mrs. Claus Cookies with Make Me, Cake Me {Guest Post]

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One of my favorite things about the holidays is sharing them with family and friends.  This year I broght the tradition to my little corner of the world wide web and invited some of my favorite decorators to stop by and share a little Christmas cookie cheer! First up is the amazing Michelle, of Make Me, Cake Me.  Michelle specializes in practical but stunning cookie designs for every occasion.  Enjoy! Hey cookie friends! My name is Michelle and … [Read more...]

Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie Project

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Last year I gathered up some of my favorite cookie decorators to participate in the Twelve Days of Cookies Cookie Project.  A year later I'm still in love with all of their dreamy designs.  In case you missed it, or if you just want a second look {like me}, here's a quick recap.  Enjoy! Partridge in a Pear Tree Cookie Two Turtle Doves Cookie with The Cookie Artisan Three French Hens Cookie with Haniela's Four Calling Birds Cookie with … [Read more...]

Decorated Santa Cookies

Decorated Santa Cookie

The Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, but that doesn't mean you should shelve your turkey cutter just yet.  If you don't have a Santa face cutter {or if you're just tired of your current Santa} give this fun idea a try. I've yet to use my turkey cutter for turkeys, but I sure like it as Santa!  This particular cutter came from this set. To make these cookies you will need: White piping and 20-second icing Flesh tone piping and … [Read more...]