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...]

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...]

Decorated Elephant Cookies and a Virtual Baby Shower

Decorated Elephant Cookies

I bet you didn't know when you woke up this morning that you'd be attending a baby shower...surprise! Today we're celebrating the upcoming birth of the baby boy that I've affectionately named Baby Bluebonnet.  He will actually be called Evan {which I'm very partial to being the mom of an Evan myself} and his sweet momma Amber is the native Texan behind Bluebonnets and Brownies. I "met" Amber way back at the beginning of my blogging … [Read more...]

Quilted Royal Icing

Quilted Cookie

Quilting?  Tufting?  Whatever you call it this easy technique is a simple way to dress up decorated cookies.  It's pretty much my new favorite thing. It's possible to make quilted cookies without special equipment but to save time I prefer to use a Kopykake.  If you don't have a projector, check out Sweetamb's tutorial on Celebrations.com or purchase her how-to video here. To make quilted cookies you will need: Printable quilting … [Read more...]

Custom Alphabet Cookies

Custom Letter L Cookie

Maybe it's just me, but I've always dreamed of having my own little family of cookie elves.  They'd spend their days singing happy little cookie tunes while washing dirty icing bowls and making custom cutters to suit my every need.  A girl can dream, but until they show up creative thinking and hand cutting are the best solutions for me. I usually prefer re-purposing to hand cutting cookies but sometimes it's the easiest and most inexpensive … [Read more...]

Simple Owl Cookies

Pastel Owl Cookies_Sweetsugaebelle

Growing up, I was surrounded by owls.  My mom was a chi omega and collected cute little owl figurines.  She thought the were the coolest thing even though my entire family teased her about her collection.  Now the laugh is on us.  Owls are everywhere!  As usual, mom was right. There are a lot of cute owl cutters on the market but I like an egg cutter as well as any of them.  By overlapping the tips you can make two owls at once. To make … [Read more...]

Perfect Monogram Cookies

Perfect Monogram Cookies

Simple classic monogram cookies are great for many occasions.  This time around I made them for a baby shower. Start by finding a letter you like.  I usually Google a specific letter rather than sorting through fonts.  If you have a Kopykake, print and pipe.  If not, here's a quick way to transfer a letter from paper to cookie. Cut out the letter and position it on the cookie.  I used a cookie that was already flooded but this works on … [Read more...]

Making Icing Color Match

Damask Baby Shower Cookies

Do you struggle with mixing perfectly coordinated icing palettes?  Then I have a tip for you and it's simpler than you may think. A few years ago my friend Jen taught me this trick and I've been doing it {or mostly trying to} as often as possible since then.  Not only does this ensure perfectly matched colors, it also cuts down on dirty dishes. I've nicknamed this the "one bowl method".  It's so simple I'm embarrassed to admit I didn't … [Read more...]

Vintage Duck Toy Cookies

Duck Pull Toy Cookies 2

The month of March brought not one, but THREE precious babies into my life.  A tiny little nephew named George, a niece, Sara, and another one of my besties *finally* welcomed sweet John into the world. Babies of course make me happy, and when I'm happy it puts me in the mood to make cookies. I wanted to do something a little different than the standard bibs and bottles so I came up with a simple duckie pull toy cookie. Yes, they're three … [Read more...]

Lamb Cookies

Lamb Cookies

Today I have a little blast from the past...last year's lamb cookies.  I meant to share these much earlier, but somehow I managed to misplace the photos of the finished product.  I do things like that. The best I could do is this single shot I posted on Instagram last year.  Not really prize-winning photography, but you get the idea. The idea for these cookies came from this nifty little candy box I found at Michaels.  In hindsight, I might … [Read more...]