Decorated Strawberry Cookies

Decorated Strawberry Cookies

Since the very first day decorating cookies has been an adventure. I've outlined, flooded, glittered, gilded, airbrushed, painted, and stacked cookies to bring life to all of the crazy ideas in my head. While all of that's fun, there's a lot to be said for simple cookie designs. You know, timeless classics. The shapes I come back to over and over again. Decorated strawberry cookies are one of my all-time faves. At this point, I must've made … [Read more...]

Perfect (and Easy) Deep Pink Royal Icing

Perfect Deep Pink Icing

I probably should've called this "Deep Pink Royal Icing, the Sequel," because we've talked about this before. But remember me saying I'm on a lazy kick?  Well, that includes icing color. After sharing an older formula for pink icing on Facebook, someone let me in on a little secret. Strawberry ProGel. Less time mixing icing and great color straight from the tube? You better believe I was all over that. Turns out, she was right as rain. … [Read more...]

Halloween Candy Bucket Cookies

Halloween Candy Bucket Cookies

Halloween is almost here and I can't wait to raid...I mean CHECK my kid's candy stash.  In the meantime, I made my own Halloween candy, cookie-style. I'd originally planned to use a skull cutter for this design, but after sketching, I realized my jack o' lantern stencil was too big for the cutter I had in mind.  Instead I went with a candy corn. Before decorating I traced around the bottom of the cutter with a food safe marker to map out … [Read more...]

Easy Pumpkin Pie Slice Cookies

Simple Pie Slice Cookies

I have a confession.  I'm one of those people that doesn't like pumpkin pie. I know, what a weirdo.  In any case, decorated pumpkin pie cookies are the closest this Thanksgiving favorite is getting to my mouth. Since I own an entire bin of candy corn cookie cutters, I picked my favorite for this project.  If you don't have this exact one, don't stress, any candy corn will do.  If you need a candy corn cutter, you can pick one up here. To … [Read more...]

Simple Hula Skirt Cookies {Guest Post}

Tropical Luau Cookies

While I'm spending the day in paradise, AKA the kiddie splash park, my sweet friend Nicole is holding down the fort.  Follow along as she demonstrates how to make her simple hula skirt cookies. ALOHA! I'm Nicole, and I'm tickled to be here, sharing such an EASY-PEASY design with you! I've got Hawaii on the brain BIG-TIME lately, as my BFF is currently stationed there, and my own family is planning a long vacation next summer! I've been to … [Read more...]

Sweet Sightings {First Edition}

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Surfing the world wide web, I constantly run across cookie ideas that demand to be shared.  So, I put together a round-up of all the inspiring designs that make me excited to bake week after week.  Here are my most recent faves from cookie land. 1.  These pool party cookies by Sweet Ambs look so real that I want to dive right in!  You can check out the tutorial HERE. 2.  I love it when someone takes one of my tutorials to a whole new … [Read more...]

Decorated Latte Cookies

Decorated Latte Cookie

With a polar blast that just won't let, up you may need something to keep you warm and occupied through the cold days ahead.  These simple latte cookies are the perfect project for a cold winter day! I  used two different cutters to make these favor-sized latte cookies...Wilton's Comfort Grip Frankenstein and skull, which can be purchased here and here. If you prefer smaller cookies, there are several cutters {like this one} that w0uld make … [Read more...]

Cookie Deli Platter for Superbowl Sunday

Deli Tray Cookie Platter

You know you have reached the brink of cookie insanity when you cookie a commercial you see on TV.  Thank goodness for DVR, right?  With a quick press of the pause button and the click of a camera phone, this cookie idea came to life. Each cookie in this collection was made with widely avaliable cutters.  A letter "C" from the Wilton ABC & 123 cookie cutter set, small scalloped and regular rounds, a small square, and half-moon … [Read more...]

Black-Eyed Pea Cookies for New Year’s Day

Black Eyed Pea Cookies_Sweetsugarbelle

For as long as I can remember, my family has had the same menu on New Year's Day.  Pork roast, cabbage, corn bread, and black-eyed peas.  As I kid, I loathed the first day of the year but not nearly so much as my poor brother, who almost always swallowed a single black-eyed pea kicking and screaming.  Maybe if it had been cookies, he'd have been more appreciative of our tradition. These days I'm down for the peas, but even if I weren't, I'd … [Read more...]

Decorated Candy Cookies and Free Kopykake Template

Sweetsugarbelle Candy Cookies

As a life long Willy Wonka fan, candy cookies have always been one of my favorite things.  However, candy cookies often involve swirls which is one of my least favorite things. As a perfectionist, I often get hung up on things like spacing and lines, so make things a little easier I'm sharing a free printable template.  If you have a Kopykake, simply print and pop into your projector.  If not, re-size the image to fit your cookie and cut into … [Read more...]