Nerdy Graduate Cookies

Nerdy Graduate Cookie

Every year it gets tougher and tougher to come up with fresh graduation cookie ideas, so, this year I didn't.  This fresh take on last year's standing graduates are simple, sweet, and created with cutters you probably already have. The cookie shape is my favorite snowman cutter combined with a small square. Begin by cutting the squares in half diagonally as pictured below. Next, use the square to cut a triangular notch out of the snowman … [Read more...]

Bright and Pretty Daisy Cookies {Guest Post}

Bright and Pretty Daisy Cookies

While many cookie decorators have moved to Facebook, Flickr is still my preferred place to keep up with all of my cookie friends.  One of my favorite ways to relax at the end of long day is to head over and catch up on my favorite artists.  That's where I "met" Evon. Evon, also known as, Cookievonster, was one of my very first cookie crushes.  Her designs, with layers of texture, detail, and gorgeous colors, are a feast for the eyes.  Even … [Read more...]

How to Make Coral Royal Icing

How to Make Coral Royal Icing

There are several icing colors that give cookie decorators grief.  Darker colors like black and red are known to be troublesome, but believe it or not, it's the lighter shades that get me. Of all the colors I've ever mixed, coral is the one that's caused me the most stress.  I've wasted more icing than I care to admit trying to achieve the perfect shade. The exact ratio of yellow to pink always eluded me until one day, on the brink of a … [Read more...]

Flower in Boot Cookies {Guest Post}

Flower in Boot_Yankee Girl Yummies

Today my sweet and talented friend, Kari, of Yankee Girl Yummies is sharing her adorable flower-filled rain boot cookies.  They are perfect for baby showers, teacher's gifts {Thanks for helping me "bloom"}, or just to welcome spring.  Enjoy! I'm going to let you in on a secret. I struggle with girly.  With baby.  With Cute.  So, putting together a cookie tutorial for a baby girl...was like the ultimate challenge!  Time to break out the big … [Read more...]

Decorated Golf Ball Cookies {Guest Post}

Decorated Golfball Cookies

I have been following The Bluebonnet Bake Shoppe from the beginning of my cookie decorating adventure and may just be her number one fan.  Besides being one of my favorite decorators, Jennifer also makes the best sugar cookie I've ever eaten.  I first discovered her work on Flickr, and eventually we became real life friends.  I've always loved her simple straightforward decorating style, and these brilliant golf ball cookies are no … [Read more...]

Summer Memories Giveaway

summergiveawayupdated

This isn't exactly cookies, but it's the next best thing...free stuff! After a very long winter a few friends and I thought we'd greet the warm weather with a super fun giveaway.  Talk about starting summer off right! Two people will win either a Canon Camera or a Blast Zone Pirate Bay Inflatable Combo Water Park and Bouncer.  One prize per person. Entering is easy.  All you have to do is follow the sponsors below on … [Read more...]

Accenting Cookies with Stamps and Airbrushing {Guest Post}

Stamped Bee Cookies

Until recently, decorated cookies were often limited to basic royal icing, fondant, or glaze.  Fortunately, in the last few years there has been an explosion of techniques that add detail and dimension to a cookie design .  Follow along as one of my favorite decorators, Christine Shen, of Sugar Cravings, demonstrates how she uses stamps and airbrushing to add another layer of detail to her beautiful cookie designs. Hi Everyone!  I'm Christine … [Read more...]

Decorated Basketball Cookies

Perfect Basketball Cookies

Since the beginning of the NBA playoffs there's been a lot of basketball watching at my house. I'm not much of a fan so I've had to find other ways to entertain myself while my husband monopolizes the TV.  I bet you'll never guess what I decided to do. I don't usually get excited about basketball cookies, but ever since spotting Jill FCS's brilliant football cookie design I've been dying to try this technique.  I love how one simple detail can … [Read more...]

Celebrating Life and Friends with Cookies

Boxer Cookie

Have I ever told y'all that I'm always late?  Seriously.  I will probably be late to my own funeral.  Anywho, as indicated by the photo below, you should have been reading this on April 19th, but here it is, the beginning of May, and I am finally getting around to it. Luckily, the people who deal with me on a daily basis embrace this quality {or at least pretend to} and patiently wait for me to catch up.  The next challenge is keeping this … [Read more...]

Sweet Pea Cookies with Make. Bake. Celebrate {Guest Post}

Sweet Pea

Hello there! I'm Toni sprinkle obsessed baker/blogger over at Make Bake Celebrate, and today I have the privilege of hanging out here while Callye is taking care of things way sweeter than cookies. In case you haven't heard she just recently welcomed her newest little addition to the world, seriously, she's like the cutest little thing EVER. To celebrate her and her mama I made cookies, I mean really it may have been awkward if I showed up to … [Read more...]