How to Make Adorable Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies with a Dog Bone Cutter

Peanut Butter and Jelly Decorated Cookies via Sweetsugarbelle.com

When it comes to decorated cookies, there's no right or wrong way to approach a design. These peanut butter and jelly cookies are the perfect example. I've made peanut butter and jelly cookies before, but this time I needed something a bit smaller, so, I took an entirely different route. I'm sure it won't surprise anyone to learn that I own a mini-toast cutter. I found it in a Christmas play dough set from Target last year and justified my … [Read more...]

How to Make Easy Hole in One Golf Cookies

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It's no secret that when it comes to golf, my knowledge is pretty limited.  In fact, I spent twenty minutes on Google before naming this post just to be sure I didn't embarrass myself. Anywho, I may stink at golf, but I try to make up for my complete and utter lack of knowledge with cute cookie ideas.  I hope it's working. Like many of my cookie designs, this one began life as a completely different cutter, in this case, a flip flop.  You … [Read more...]

20 Fun and Simple Decorated Cookies for Father’s Day

20 Fun and Simple Decorated Cookies for Father's Day via Sweetsugarbelle.com

  Over the years, Father's Day gifts have gotten a bad rap. It's time to change that. Dreaded old faithfuls like socks and ties go from "blah" to "ahhh" when they're delivered in cookie form. If you're on the lookout for a unique, handmade gift, Father's Day cookies are the perfect solution. Here are twenty fun and easy Father's Day cookie ideas for the special dad in your life! 1. Simple Golf Cookies 2. Cigar Cookies … [Read more...]

Decorated Golf Cookies

Easy Golf Cookies via Sweetsugarbelle.com

Father's Day is coming soon, and in my world that means lots of cookies in the traditional themes. At the top of the list, golf cookies. To be honest, I don't know much about golf. I went to the driving range (I think that's what it's called) with a couple of friends in high school and after about three swings, one of them forbade me to touch her clubs. What a grouch, right? Most recently, my husband forced me to watch the Masters. After … [Read more...]

The Sweetapolita Bakebook and Blog Hop Giveaway!

Sweetapolita Watercolor Eggs by Sweetsugarbelle

Good morning, friends! Today is a very special day because I have some very exciting news to share. Rosie Alyea, my friend, and the beautiful face behind Sweetapolita, is releasing her first book, The Sweetapolita Bakebook! I have known Rosie since the early days of her blog (and mine), and I've long been a fan of her dreamy, elegant designs. I've gotta admit, I have waited for this book for years. The moment I opened it, I felt as I always … [Read more...]

Decorated Peeps Cookies…in Disguise

Peeps in Disguise Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

Okay, okay, I admit it. I love Peeps. And not just the marshmallow kind, I love cookie Peeps too. As a matter of fact, I love them so much that this is third time I've made them on this blog. Just when you thought you'd seen every possible spin on this old fave, I'm back with a new twist. Peeps cookies, in disguise! Once upon a time, if you wanted to make Peeps cookies, you had to get creative. These days, Wilton has you covered. You can now … [Read more...]

Easy Decorated Burlap Cookies

Burlap Easter Bunny Cookies_Sweetsugarbelle

To most people, these probably look like burlap Easter bunny cookies.  But when I look at them, I see so much more.  I see victory! Seriously though, I've been experimenting with decorated cookies that look like burlap for years now.  I've piped them (total hand-killer), tried stencil after stencil, and even toyed with using actual burlap, but none of these methods produced the effect I had in mind. Then, after about four years of thinking, … [Read more...]

Decorated Rose Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Decorated Rose Cookie Close-Up

I don't know if I should be ashamed or proud, but it's amazing the ways I come up with to avoid work. Usually, cookies are the exception, but lately I've become L-A-Z-Y. Rose cookies have been on the agenda since January, but in the last few weeks even the simple version seemed like too much effort. So, I came up with an even simpler design. Behold the most recent result of my total lack of motivation...even simpler Valentine's Day rose … [Read more...]

How to Make Dark Black Royal Icing

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Black royal icing seems pretty simple, but in reality, that's not always the case. If you've ever struggled with creating the perfect shade of black icing, this post is for you. Today I'm sharing my best tips for black icing success. When I make black royal icing, I begin one of two ways...with Super black Americolor gel, or with black icing leftover from other projects. As a general rule, when starting from scratch (meaning with pure white … [Read more...]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Cookies

Hola, everyone!  It's 2015 and I'm obviously a little late to the party. Usually, I'm on top of a new year...I love new beginnings and clean slates, but this year I needed some downtime.  After three weeks of Christmas cookies, I was ready for a break.  Who knew I'd ever look forward to cleaning house? After getting our living space in order (or as much order as possible with four kids) I spent some real, (unplugged) quality time with my … [Read more...]