Decorated Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies SweetSugarBelle

I am always on the look out for new, creative cookie designs and this one definitely fits the bill.  I can't take credit for this idea, it was shared on my Facebook page by Jennifer, of Cups 'n Cakes by Jennifer, who's daughter actually pointed out the resemblance between the cutter and Mr. Grinch.  Gotta love creative kids! Anywho,  this was too good not to share, so I threw together a quick little how-to. My favorite part of this cookie … [Read more...]

Jingle Bell Cookies and a Printable Kopykake Template

Jingle Bell Cookies

I've got a confession.  Jingle bell cookies don't make me jolly.  They don't bring back sweet holiday memories from days gone by.  They absolutely frustrate me...beyond belief!  I've been trying to make jingle bell cookies for a few years now without success {no, there aren't pictures}. This year, determined to make them happen, I searched high and low for a Kopykake image...to no avail.  So, to pave the way for someone {besides me} to make … [Read more...]

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Cookies with Semi Sweet Designs {Guest Post}

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It's pretty obvious that I think about cookies all day, every day.  No matter where I am, there seems to be inspiration all around. I see ideas EVERYWHERE...while shopping, on Pinterest,  and believe it or not, I am often inspired by other cookie artisans. There are certian times of year when everyone has the same cookie in mind.  What I love most is watching several people approach the same idea and come up with an idea that is completely their … [Read more...]

Christmas Topiary Cookies with Simply Sweets by Honeybee {Guest Post}

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I love decorating Chrsitmas cookies.  In fact, most of the time, I have more way more ideas than time...except when it comes to more elegant, traditional themes.  In that department, I usually come up empty.  That's why I love this Christmas topiary created by my friend, Melissa, of Simply Sweets by Honeybee. Not only are they beautiful, they're inspiring.  I cannot wait to try them myself! Hi I'm Melissa from Simply Sweets by Honeybee and … [Read more...]

Simple Christmas Tree Cookies

Simple Christmas Tree Cookies via Sweetsugarbelle2

There are very few cookies that say, "Christmas" quite like gingerbread.  With the busy holiday season in full swing, I am always looking for beautiful decorating ideas that don't require a lot of fuss. These simple gingerbread trees are easy decorate and make a great gift. I'm probably beginning to sound like a broken record, but I thought I would say it one more time.  Often, the simplest cookies are the most beautiful cookies of all. I … [Read more...]

Cookie Sled Place Cards with Yankee Girl Yummies {Guest Post}

Cookie Sled Tutorial

Want to learn how to build a cookie sleigh?  Well, you've come to the right place.  Kari, the super talented decorator behind Yankee Girl Yummies is here today to show us how! Coming to you from my favorite place in the world – my kitchen! Yankee Girl Yummies here and today I’m going to show you how to build a cookie sled!! How? What?? Did she say ‘cookie sled’??? Yes, a cookie sled. That is, a sled made out of cookies. Or cookies in … [Read more...]

Ten Gifts for the Cookie Decorator

Ten Gift Ideas for Serious Cookie Decorators

Christmas is coming and if you haven't yet done your shopping, now's the time. I probably should have called this, "Ten Gifts for the SERIOUS Cookie Decorator" because the items shown here are some pretty serious cookie hardware. Chances are, the decorator in your life might even own some of these tools.  If they don't, they need to.  Time to get shopping! Cookie Books:  Even the most experienced cookie decorators love books.  They're … [Read more...]

Boy and Girl Elf Cookies with Color Me Cookie {Guest Post}

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Are you ready for more cookies?  I sure hope so, because today you're in for even more Christmas cookie fun! Today my sweet friend, Adrianne, of Color Me Cookie is demonstrating how she made adorable elf cookies from gnome cutters.  Enjoy! Hello! My name is Adrianne, and I created Color Me Cookie about two years ago as a hobby, and it has grown into my very own licensed business. Callye has always been one of my idols because of her … [Read more...]

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...]